Government Business Support

Please click on the links below for the latest government guidance and updates for business.

Small Business Leadership Programme – fully-funded 10 week programme to help develop strategic leadership skills

Peer Networks – networking programme to work collaboratively through business issues

Job Retention Bonus policy – eligibility requirements and how businesses can claim

£20 million new funding announced to support small businesses recover from COVID-19

Recovery Advice for Business Scheme free business advice service to support SMEs

Plan for Jobs – the Chancellor announces a range of measures to support employment to aid UK’s economic recovery

Sustainable Innovation Fund announced

Guidance on working safely for different industries

Bounce back loans launched – loans of up to £50,000 for small businesses

Coronavirus business support finder tool – to help businesses to determine what financial support is available to them

Coronavirus financial support page  – government’s dedicated support page for businesses and employees

Guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Guidance on the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme – announcement and details for small and medium sized businesses

HMRC recorded webinars to support businesses – various videos from HMRC the Coronavirus Job Rentention Scheme, VAT & Income Tax payments, Statutory Sick Pay etc

Government support for the self-employed – announcement of the Chancellor’s measures to help the UK’s self-employed

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses – government guidance or employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about COVID-19

Calculating your employee’s statutory sick pay (SSP) – guidance on calculation of SSP following changes in legislation due to COVID-19

Government Business Support Helpline

HMRC Tax Support Helpline

Guidance for businesses on closures and social distancing

Financial assistance for employers unable to pay statutory redundancy payments