Wakefield businesses surveyed over lockdown support

Businesses in Wakefield are being surveyed about what further help they can be given during the coronavirus pandemic.

By David Spereall
Monday, 20th April 2020, 3:20 pm
Updated Monday, 20th April 2020, 3:22 pm
Businesses of all types and sizes are invited to take part in the survey.
Businesses of all types and sizes are invited to take part in the survey.

Wakefield Council has released a consultation form online, which it says is open to multi-national firms, sole traders and everyone in between.

The local authority's business arm has handled over 700 enquiries for help from companies in the district.

But the council now says it wants a deeper understanding of how it can best support businesses going for.

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Councillor Darren Byford, portfolio holder for economic growth, said: "Our teams have been working around the clock to take calls from businesses and proactively contact businesses to find out what support they need and to signpost them to help, advice and funding.

"The survey will help us to make that support even better and will help us to plan for the long-term so that we can help businesses to recover once things start to return to normality.

"If you are a local business, please take part in our survey and also, if you do need support, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do everything we can to help."

The survey can be found at https://bit.ly/businessWF.

For further help and support, the council's dedicated webpage for businesses is https://www.wakefieldfirst.com/.

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