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What’s New

29 May: Changes to furlough scheme

Chancellor of the Exchequor Rishi Sunak today announced changes to the furlough scheme. Currently, the scheme involves the payment of 80% of workers’ wages by the government. From August, the scheme will be adjusted so that employers must pay the cost of employees’ National Insurance contributions. By September, after making changes to business premises to make them “COVID-secure” (and by implication, gaining the ability to re-open), employers will be asked…

Reopening High Streets Safely – Fund Guidance

On 24 May the government launched its £50m Reopening High Streets Safely Fund. Councils across England are to share £50m of additional funding through the ERDF National Reserve Fund to support the safe reopening of high streets and other commercial areas. The money will allow local authorities in England to put in place additional measures to establish a safe trading environment for businesses and customers through measures that extend to…

NHS test and trace: workplace guidance

The NHS test and trace service will help to manage the risk of the virus re-emerging as restrictions on everyday life are eased, as far as it is deemed safe to do so. It is vital that employers play their part by: making their workplaces as safe as possible encouraging workers to heed any notifications to self-isolate and supporting them when in isolation Although this may seem disruptive for businesses,…

How We Can Help

The Growth Hub is a single place to access business support across Leicester and Leicestershire. We offer free and impartial advice to help all local businesses, with a particular focus on those who are looking to grow and increase productivity.


Our Services

Grow your business with free access to one-to-one advice, the Business Growth Grant and a range of events from the Growth Hub.



Find out about grants, loans and alternative funding to support your business growth.



Access tailored support to meet your business growth challenges through our network of local and national partners.


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