6 July 2021

Workplace testing extended

Free asymptomatic workplace testing has been extended for a month until the end of July. The new final date to order workplace tests is 19 July.

Eviction protection extended for businesses most in need

Businesses that have had to remain closed during the pandemic and are unable to pay rent on their commercial property will continue to be protected from eviction. Legislation will be introduced to ringfence any arrears and enable tenants and landlords to work together to agree a solution for payment. The existing measures to protect commercial tenants from eviction will be extended until March next year.

Additional Restrictions Grant available

Businesses who have already accessed a Restart Grant but remain severely impacted by the extension of restrictions may be eligible for a further Additional Restrictions Grant payment. The grants are to support businesses to relieve cash flow pressures. Use this business support finder tool to see what support is available for you and your business.

Kickstart Scheme – employer resources

Use and share the new Kickstart Scheme communications toolkit to continue to spread the word. The new toolkit includes downloadable assets, suggested social media and newsletter copy, to help you promote the Kickstart Scheme to your members and audiences, both employers and young people.