DIT Ireland – COVID-19 business guidance update

At Department of International Trade (DIT) Ireland our current focus remains on connecting companies in Ireland with trading opportunities in the UK linked to COVID-19 so if you are in the business of medical supplies, of testing capability, of medicines or of other innovations that you think might be able to help please get in touch with us.

In UK news this week I want to highlight the following :

  • New micro-loan scheme: for small and medium-sized businesses. From 4 May 2020, UK businesses will be able to apply online for the new Bounce Back Loans scheme through a short and simple form. The scheme will allow businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 with the Government paying the interest for the first 12 months. The Government will guarantee 100% of the value of the loan to private lenders. No repayments will be due during the first 12 months

Businesses can find information on the transition period at gov.uk/transition (domestic) and great.gov.uk/transition (international). Businesses can also submit any queries related to trade and the transition period on great.gov.uk (domestic) or great.gov.uk/international (international).

We are here and ready to help especially if you have specific queries, concerns or remedies to share with us please contact us directly

➡️ Director of Trade and Investment Shirley McCay – [email protected]

➡️ Head of Investment, John O’Loughlin – [email protected]

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your individual business query or simply to feedback to us on how we can help

Please follow our DIT Ireland Twitter Channel and DIT Ireland LinkedIn, as well as the British Embassy Twitter channel for further updates.

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