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The Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery

Released On 10th Jun 2020

Since lockdown commenced on 24th March, South Somerset District Council has distributed £33.5m to 2,800+ eligible businesses through a variety of grants and other financial support.  This support has been critical, enabling the business sector to continue functioning, albeit on a very limited capacity, throughout lockdown.

With Yeovil, and the South West business sector now looking towards recovery, the Heart of the South West LEP has published a Route Map to Recovery.  Updated quarterly RM2R contains broad regional vision, insight and support, aligned to national recovery plans.
Other Support
Please visit the two links shown below if you believe you remain eligible for business and employer-related financial and other support, and for all local authority support from South Somerset District Council and Somerset County Council.
SSDC Business & Employer Support
Somerset County Council
Centralised HM Government support for businesses, employers and the self-employed is at and HMR&C, along with helpline numbers and contact points.
Additional business-focused lockdown support can be obtained from  the British Chambers of Commerce and the Heart of the South West LEP
Visit Public Health England for COVID-19 and other health advice
All of the above links are updated daily, at source.  Yeovil Chamber will continue to update Chamber members as and when new information and support is announced.

Yeovil Chamber is run voluntarily by business people, exclusively for, business people, and does not currently have the resource to give advice, coordinate applications or act on your behalf.  Any questions regarding individual circumstances should be directed through the official links.  Yeovil Chamber maintains regular dialogue with key local government officers and other strategic stakeholders, and we will pass on anything of relevance from these sources.  If you have any general questions regarding the overall business situation in and around Yeovil, or have any local business news of relevance please contact our President, David Woan at or 07900491211.

Not a member of Yeovil Chamber? Visit our website for details of how membership can benefit your business.  If you're  a member and did not receive this communication direct to your device, please email