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Covid-19: Information and available help for businesses

UK Government measures

Covid-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses:

Chancellor announces additional support to protect businesses:

HM Treasury: Covid-19 and bank lending:

Finance and support for your business:  

Covid-19: Delivering our public services:

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments:

HMRC: Tax helpline to support concerned businesses:

Claim for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: 

Claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme: 

Chancellor strenghtens support on offer for business:

Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March:

Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses:–2

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October:

Find coronavirus financial support for your business:

Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs to help the UK’s recovery:

Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan:

Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions:

Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers:

Government extends Furlough to March and increases self-employed support

Please note that some of the preceding information applies to England only.

For information specific to Wales, visit:

For information specific to Scotland, visit:

For information specific to Northern Ireland, visit:

We recommend that you continue to monitor the respective Government websites for further updates.

Other sources of help:

Bank of England: Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF): information for those seeking to participate in the scheme:

British Business Bank: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS):  

Association of British Insurers: Insurance coverage information  

UK Finance: SME funding advice:’s-talk-business-covid-19  

Confederation of British Industry: Supporting businesses impacted by coronavirus:  

Business Debtline: Help for sole traders and businesses: