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Covid-19 scams

COVID-19 has seen an unprecedented rise in scams and these are being widely reported across many enforcement agencies.

At this time most scams are online, distributed by text or email and are being sent to the general public and business alike.  The cruellest scams are designed to mimic official schemes being rolled out to help and support those in real need at this time.  More information about is on our Covid-19 scam page

The Coronavirus Business Support Fund, Self Employed Hardship Fund and the Bed and Breakfast Fund all closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 10 July 2020. Please find information below in relation to outstanding applications.

  • If you made an application in the past 10 working days and have not yet heard the outcome, please be assured that this will be processed by the local authority who will contact you in due course. If the local authority requires further information to process your application, they will contact you and you must provide this by the date specified, otherwise the local authority will consider you to have withdrawn your application.
  • If you previously applied to the local authority but they requested further information from you in order to assess your application, then you must provide this by 5pm on Friday 31 July, otherwise the local authority will consider you to have withdrawn your application.
  • If you previously applied for a grant but were considered ineligible, you may request an internal review of your case. Requests for an internal review received after 5pm on Friday July 31 will not be considered.
  • If you previously applied to your local authority but your application was dependant on the views of the relevant Assessor (for example to determine if the premises should be included in the Non-Domestic Rates Valuation Roll), this may be delayed until the Assessor is able to make a site visit. In such cases, where possible, the local authority will endeavour to process your application using other evidence to support their decision.
  • If you made an application prior to the 10 July 2020 and have not been advised of the outcome, you should contact West Dunbartonshire Council on CVBSF@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

 

Further information on support available for your business can be found at https://www.bgateway.com/local-offices/west-dunbartonshire/local-support