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The economic slowdown - how Wychavon can help

As the recession hits you may need some extra support and advice. So we’ve gathered together useful sources from both Wychavon and other organisations to help if you’re a resident or a business.

This special guide will point you in the right direction for help and information from Wychavon and other useful organisations.

Use the links for more detail.

For Residents

In the present financial climate, you may feel that you need some extra support and advice.

  • New NHS helpline for people stressed by the credit crunch - 0300 123 2000
  • Or for online information click here.
  • For information if you’re struggling to pay your council tax click here.
  • Worried about loosing your home or currently homeless? Click here for more information.  
  • There is also extra support for people facing redundancy with the new Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response service.
  • Surprisingly helpful information can be found on the Financial Services Authority website. For information on financial products and services, a financial health check, a debt test and help to improve your budgeting.
  • The Citizen’s Advice Bureau provides advice and information on benefits, employment, debt, tax, legal rights and lots more.
  • Directgov - Public Services all in One Place. Includes dealing with redundancy, keeping your home and budgeting.
  • Careers Advice – all aspects of employment including work-related benefits, redundancy, childcare and more.
  • Save money and energy with energy efficiency important for residents and businesses alike.

For Businesses

  • Free professional advice for businesses on diversification and expansion, doing things differently, moving to new premises, health and safety, change of ownership and food safety.
  • If your business property has a rateable value of less than £15,000 you may qualify for Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR).
  • Support from Business Link on marketing, customer base, financial strategy, managing debt and much more.
  • Information on Learn-Direct's online public procurement course.
  • Advice for smaller firms on how to bid for government contracts.


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This page was last reviewed 19 February 2013 at 12:23 by Wychavon Admin.
The page is next due for review 18 August 2013.