Latest Covid-19 Update for Business

We have now set up a dedicated web-page for Covid-19 related matters, where we will bring together information and guidance notes to support businesses affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Business Support Flowchart

If you are having difficulty identifying the types of support available to you, please see the helpful flowchart on our Financial Assistance page

Recent news

Discretionary Business Grants - Applications now open

The Discretionary Grant Fund supports small and micro businesses that are not eligible for other grant schemes was launched on 1st June. For further information, including links to the local authority applications see Discretionary Business Grants.

Article added 1st June 2020

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme open for applications

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the Statutory Sick Pay paid to current or former employees for absences due to the virus.The on-line application process is now open - see Statutory Sick Pay for more information, including links to the online application etc.

Article added 26th May 2020

The Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan has been launched

The Bounce Back Loan was launched on 4th May. This will provide loans of between £2,000 and £50,000 with no interest, fees or repayments due during the first twelve months. The government will also provide the lender with 100% guarantees . For further information refer to our Financial Assistance page;

Article updated 13th May 2020


Further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furloughing staff)

Furlough extension

The Chancellor has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October.

For further information about the scheme refer to our Support for Employers page

Article updated 13th May 2020

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Accessing grants and programme funding supporting businesses and communities.

Covid-19 Support Flowchart

Use our easy to follow flowchart to identify which government support schemes are most suitable for your business

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