As the largest automotive cluster in the UK, with a global network, we believe we have a social responsibility to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
On a daily basis we continue to work closely with BEIS, LEPs, local Councils, DIT, SMMT and other regional clusters reference business support.
We have put together a package of information from Government, the NEAA, fellow members and wider stakeholders, which can be found in the following links:
The North East Growth Hub are looking to capture information on how COVID19 may be impacting your business. If you can help, please complete the questionnaire here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/COVID19_Business_Survey
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the Government's response to COVID-19. If you can support in any way, please complete the webform below so they can assess capabilities and capacity to support this. https://ventilator.herokuapp.com/
Notice: All non-essential shops and community spaces should now close – Government Guidance
Bank of England
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has opened a Business Support Helpline, on 0300 4563565
For anyone having difficulty paying tax bills there is a Time to Pay scheme run by HMRC and businesses are encouraged to contact them sooner rather than later on 0800 0159559
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England. The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the region's automotive industry.