Ipswich Central is here to support your business through the COVID-19 pandemic.
On this page, we have collated links to official guidance, information about business support schemes, town centre updates and resources available for Ipswich businesses.
If you have any concerns, the team is available for you to speak to, just send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)
A grant available to businesses who have been instructed to close by the Government as part of COVID lockdown measures. Based on the rateable value of the premises, businesses can recieve a grant of up to £3,000.
- Government's England Restrictions November 2020
- Government's Official Business Support Finder
- Government's Job Retention Scheme Scheme (aka furlough, extended to 31st March 2021)
- Ipswich Borough Council COVID Grant Schemes
- Visit Britain Business Advice Hub
Some road closures are in place across Ipswich to help visitors follow the latest social distancing guidance in place by the Government. The following road closure has been put in place in Ipswich town centre:
- Upper Brook Street will be closed to traffic everyday between 10:30am and 4:30pm
Downloadable posters & guides
'Street Ranger Patrol' printable A4 poster Download
'COVID Secure' printable A4 poster Download
'Reopening Your Business Safely' guide Download
'Reopening Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality' guide Download
Ipswich Employment Guide Download
Letter to Tom Hunt MP: Lockdown Clarity
As the end of the November lockdown approaches; our Chairman Terry Baxter has written to Ipswich MP, Tom Hunt, calling for the Government to clarify it's plans for reopening so that businesses can…
Statement from our Chairman
At the weekend, the Prime Minister made a statement to Parliament, confirming the intention for a national lockdown and lasting at least until 2nd December.Our Chair, Terry Baxter, explains what…