Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Support for businesses

We working in partnership with Growth Hub to update businesses as the situation changes 

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Information on business rate bills, rate relief and grants for businesses on our business rates information page. This includes information on the expanded retail rate relief scheme just announced.   

Following on from our commitment to clarify with government what help would be available for struggling businesses, Cornwall Council has now received further information about how the schemes for Local Authority Business Rate Grants to Businesses will be made available. Please see the press release below;

Help for Cornwall businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic

  • HMRC Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) 0800 0159 559.
  • HMRC Employers general enquiries 0300 200 3200
  • HMRC Employees’ general enquiries 0300 200 3500
  • HMRChelp line for self employed who are struggling due to COVID19 0800 0195 559

Cornwall Community Foundation have launched an emergency fund, the Emergency Fund Appeal  offer grants to organisations operating in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly working with people who may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These grants are to cover the costs for additional work, over and above normal activities, and in response to the impact of COVID-19 to your members or beneficiaries. Find out more on the Cornwall Community Foundation website

Building control

Please be aware that we are working hard to keep the planning and building control service operating effectively in the face of unprecedented challenges.  Building Regulation checks are continuing on a priority basis and following strict protocols. We are considering alternative ways of working to protect our staff and our residents.  Our staff are working from home wherever possible to enable the business to continue.  Please bear with us at this difficult time. Thank you for your understanding.  For more information on Temporary arrangements for Site Inspection Notifications please see our latest news page or for more general advice Covid-19 impact on planning processes

Business regulatory support

Please see the business regulatory support website for their updates

Help produce ventilators and components.

Register you business to help build ventilators

 

HMRC Employers general enquiries 0300 200 3200

HMRC Employees’ general enquiries 0300 200 3500

HMRC help line for self employed who are struggling due to COVID19 0800 0195 559