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Track and Trace data collection guidance

With many businesses reopening tomorrow, government has created guidelines for the new track and trace data collection effort to support the NHS. The requirement to collect this data applies to: Hospitality including pubs, bars and restaurants (it does not apply to businesses operating a takeaway/delivery only basis) Tourism and leisure, including hotels, museums, cinemas, zoos and theme parks Close contact services, including hairdressers (click here for full list) Facilities provided…

Flexible furlough scheme has started

Businesses will have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part-time now as part of the government’s plan to re-open the UK and kick-start our economy. The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has so far helped protect more than 9.3 million jobs through the pandemic, with employers claiming more than £25.5 billion to support wages. The scheme will remain open until the end of October and will…

Leicester lockdown areas and postcode checker

On 29 June, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock set out the local action being taken in Leicester following a surge in coronavirus cases in the area. The local councils set out the following areas of Leicestershire that are included in the localised lockdown: in Blaby District: Braunstone Town (including Fosse Park) Glenfield Glen Parva Leicester Forest East (east of the M1) Thorpe Astley in Charnwood:…

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.


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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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