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Covid-19: Information and available help for businesses

UK Government measures

Covid-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses: www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

Chancellor announces additional support to protect businesses: www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-announces-additional-support-to-protect-businesses

HM Treasury: Covid-19 and bank lending: 

assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/875266/COVID_19_and_Bank_Lending__25_March_2020_.pdf

Finance and support for your business: www.gov.uk/business-finance-support  

Covid-19: Delivering our public services: www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-delivering-our-public-services

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments: www.gov.uk/government/news/extra-protection-for-businesses-with-ban-on-evictions-for-commercial-tenants-who-miss-rent-payments

HMRC: Tax helpline to support concerned businesses: www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

Claim for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme 

Claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme: www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme 

Chancellor strenghtens support on offer for business: www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-strengthens-support-on-offer-for-business-as-first-government-backed-loans-reach-firms-in-need

Furlough scheme cut-off date extended to 19 March: www.gov.uk/government/news/furlough-scheme-cut-off-date-extended-to-19-march

Chancellor expands loan scheme for large businesses: www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-expands-loan-scheme-for-large-businesses–2

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October: www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-extends-furlough-scheme-until-october

Find coronavirus financial support for your business: www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder

Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs to help the UK’s recovery: www.gov.uk/government/news/rishis-plan-for-jobs-will-help-britain-bounce-back

Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan: www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-outlines-winter-economy-plan

Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions: www.gov.uk/government/news/job-support-scheme-expanded-to-firms-required-to-close-due-to-covid-restrictions

Plan for Jobs: Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers: www.gov.uk/government/news/plan-for-jobs-chancellor-increases-financial-support-for-businesses-and-workers

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

For information specific to Wales, visit: gov.wales/business-and-employers-coronavirus

For information specific to Scotland, visit: www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

For information specific to Northern Ireland, visit: www.northernireland.gov.uk/press-releases

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: www.bankofengland.co.uk/news/2020/march/the-covid-corporate-financing-facility

British Business Bank: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS): www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils/  

Association of British Insurers: Insurance coverage information www.abi.org.uk/products-and-issues/topics-and-issues/coronavirus-qa/  

UK Finance: SME funding advice: www.ukfinance.org.uk/policy-and-guidance/guidance/let’s-talk-business-covid-19  

Confederation of British Industry: Supporting businesses impacted by coronavirus: 

www.cbi.org.uk/articles/supporting-businesses-impacted-by-the-coronavirus/  

Business Debtline: Help for sole traders and businesses: 

www.businessdebtline.org/EW/factsheets/Pages/coronavirus/advice-and-help.aspx