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The long awaited press conference from Finance Minister Bill Morneau took place on April 1.Not a lot of good news - unanswered questions.More information: https://www. canada.ca/en/department- finance/economic-response- plan.html BRIEF SUMMARY:1. More information did come out about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for individuals.2. The one thing that Finance Minister said…

Provincial and Federal Governments have been working on measures to assist businesses and workforces due to a COVID-19 economic crisis. The focus now needs to be on property taxes, landlords and property owners.“April 1st is tomorrow,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “Many businesses will be unable to pay rent due to

Updates:GOVERNMENT SUPPORT – BUSINESS FRAUD – DIGITAL TOWN HALL/WEBINARS – RENTERS/LANDLORDS – COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND – DIGITAL SUPERCLUSTER – CITY OF SURREY CALL OUT – SUPPLIES – SHORT TERM DISABILITY COVERAGE INSTEAD OF EI – BIV – MEDICAL SUPPLIES – SUPPORT SURREY LOCAL BUSINESS CAMPAIGNGovernment announcements are taking place daily. NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Government announcements are taking place daily. The Surrey Board of Trade is providing you with updates in one place for your convenience. For any specific questions, please email anita@businessinsurrey.com. See below for updates.FEDERAL:Quick Facts: https://www.canada.ca/en/ department-finance/news/2020/ 03/additional-support-for- canadian-businesses-from-the- economic-impact-of-covid-19. html#_Deferral_of_SalesDeferral to June of GST/HST payments, as well as customs duties owing

Surrey Board of Trade Calls for Immediate Surrey City Budget Re-Direction to COVID-19 Economic and City Response-       New Public Safety Infrastructure Not a Priority in these Unprecedented TimesThe Surrey Board of Trade is calling for the City of Surrey to take immediate action and communication to re-direct financial resources committed to Surrey’s new

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased that the BC Government announced a Phase One COVID-19 Economic package to help businesses and workers.“The Surrey Board of Trade called on all levels of government on March 17 to instigate measures to help businesses and workers to: keep people employed, increase business cash flow by reducing

The Surrey Board of Trade and the South Asian Business Association are speaking together to urge the City of Surrey to immediately declare a local state of emergency amid the COVID-19 Outbreak.“I know that this means closing down businesses for a period of time, except for essential services – this is a huge ask.…

The Surrey Board of Trade is actively updating members and the business community/service organizations on supports.I was just on a call with the Federal Ministry of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade - and have been sending many economic concerns and initiative ideas to both the Prime Minister's office and to the BC Finance

The Surrey Board of Trade will be providing updates on business supports and advocacy. If you need anything or to indicate what is going on, please contact anita@businessinsurrey.com or cell at 604-340-3899.UPDATES:1. BUSINESS SUPPORT AND CONNECTIONS: The Surrey Board of Trade has invoked Ground Zero Principles. Staff have been redeployed from their work

The Surrey Board of Trade Initial COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Results show the following (note it is only Day 3 of the survey with over 100 respondents):The impact felt by the business community includes:Decreased business, decreased walk-through traffic, cancelled meetings and events, reduced sales, staff shortages, stress, decreased morale and productivity – employees