Economy & Business:

Response and Recovery

Suffolk Growth is leading on coordinating our response and recovery for our economy and businesses due to the impact of COVID-19. We will update this page continuously as the work develops. 


This page pulls together latest business guidance, surveys, funding and economic impact analysis of COVID-19 at a local, regional and national level to support our businesses, Local Authorities and all of our partners. If you would like further information please contact

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Funding available for our businesses

Updated 22/10/2020 

Find out what local and national funding support is available for all sectors here. 

We have also provided a summary paper on the local grants distributed by Suffolk local authorities.

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Kickstart Scheme: Suffolk's approach

Posted 12/10/2020 

Suffolk Councils, working with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, are helping to deliver a brand-new national programme to boost opportunities for young people in the workplace.

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Keeping your business activities going through the coronavirus pandemic: Business guidance 

Posted 30/09/2020 

The note attached sets out Government guidance that is available to support businesses in operating safely helping maintain your activities while also reducing the risk of spreading infection.

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Economic development & business support in Suffolk

Posted 08/06/2020 

Find out about economic development & business support in Suffolk and how Suffolk Local Authorities are working together to deliver shared outcomes.

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Suffolk Safer Places: current guidance

Posted 20/10/2020 

The Suffolk Safer Places work cell have produced a summary document of all current guidance to support our businesses, residents and communities.

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Weekly round-up of economic & business recovery updates

Updated 29/10/2020 

The Suffolk economy & business recovery work cell produce a weekly round-up of the latest updates, data, research and news / publications. To view the current and previous versions please click on view here.

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BT Support for small businesses

Posted 07/09/2020 

BT has launched a package of support to help the 598,000 small businesses in the East of England get better positioned for recovery and growth following the coronavirus outbreak and as they prepare for a post-Brexit future.

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National & international

economic impact analysis research 

Posted 04/05/2020 

SGPB has compiled relevant research by consultants on the economic impact of COVID-19 to support Suffolk's recovery plans.


Suffolk Inclusive Growth Funding launched

Posted 13/10/2020 

The Suffolk Inclusive Growth Investment Fund is a £1.65m fund allocated by Suffolk Public Sector Leaders and New Anglia LEP to support local, place-based economic recovery from Covid 19 across Suffolk.

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Recent regulatory changes - Safer Places work cell

Posted 02/10/2020 

Find out all of the current guidance and recent regulatory changes available that has been compiled by the Suffolk Safer Places support work cell.

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Supporting Suffolk Businesses - August 2020

Posted 06/08/2020 

SGPB has undertaken two surveys of grant recipients, one in May and one in July, to assess the impact of these grants and business resilience. View the headline statistics here!

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Business surveys

Updated 23/09/2020 

Find out what surveys are being undertaken to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and business.

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