D.I.T. Surveys

We have been asked to post details of a couple of surveys relating to businesses operating in the technology and agri-food & drink sectors, regarding their post-Covid recovery plans. The responses to these surveys will be fed back to the Department for International Trade and will help them formulate their response to the situation:

Survey for businesses operating in the Technology Sector:


Survey for businesses operating in the Agri-Food & Drink Sector:


Please note, these surveys are expected to close on or around 26th May so business owners wanting to make their thoughts known to the DIT need to act quickly.


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

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

Grants & Project Support

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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