Find out more about COVID-19 and the help available for residents and businesses here

Council help and assistance for business

Contact us

We understand the difficulties that business is facing at this time.  However, if you have any specific coronavirus-related business issues and feel that it is important to share, then we are keen to hear from you

The council is constantly looking at ways to support our business community through this difficult period and we can also pass on any intelligence directly to the Government through our own channels. 

Please contact us on email at economy@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk

Keep up to date

Keep up to date on  GOV.UK announcements regarding business including

Training

There are training sessions available on a range of topics such as on how to use Instagram for business; Facebook tools to help your business. Register to join the group and you can access previous presentations at your convenience  facebook.com/groups/183876879728915

Accessing Government Business Loans

The British Business Bank who are the administrators of business loans have indicated that loans are available from 23 March 2020.  Please see link below to the British Bank website british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/supporting-business-loans-enterprise-finance-guarantee/

Other websites with information that you might find useful are listed below.

Federation of Small Business

Advice on coronavirus including links to legal helplines and FSB insurance fsb.org.uk/resources-page/advice-to-small-businesses-and-fsb-members-about-the-novel-coronavirus-covid-19.html

Mental health and wellbeing

Advice on Mental health and wellbeing for businesses fsb.org.uk/campaign/it-s-okay-to-talk-about-mental-health.html

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