Are you a business that has been economically affected by the Coronavirus pandemic?

Need a one stop shop in which to keep pace with all the different government grants, loans and financial schemes?

To kick-start your business activity and/or keep you afloat through these unprecedented times here are a list of resources and organisations that have their finger on the pulse in supporting you through the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Information also includes the latest packages from the government's 6 month 'Winter Economy Plan'.

NEW  - England will come out of lockdown 2 on Wednesday 2 December 2020; and move into a 3 tier regional system. To find out what tier you are in and what you can and cannot do more information  here

A. Government Financial Support

The government has provided small and large businesses a range of financial packages that businesses can apply for to support them with HR, operations, accounting and finance. However, to find out  the latest updates on these grants, schemes and loans click on the links below:

1. Paying sick pay

UK Wide

  • Claiming back statutory sick pay paid to employees due to COVID-19 

2. Paying tax

UK Wide

  • Deferral of VAT Payment Due to VAT due to COVID-19
  • Deferral of Self-Assessment Payment due to COVID-19
  • What to do if you cannot pay your tax bill
  • NEW: VAT Tax Cuts and Deferrals

3. Business rates relief

England Only

4. Business support grant funds

England Only

5. Support for the self-employed

UK Wide

6. Support for small and medium-sized businesses

UK Wide

7. Support for large businesses

UK Wide

  • Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility

B. Business Support, Resources and Advice

1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Support

If you are looking for updates on government policy and support for businesses and employers visit the website: and the Department for Business, Energy and Industry website.


2.     Enterprise Nation

Foundered by Emma Jones who is often asked for a ‘soundbite’ this small but influential business community network has the latest updates on government support, offers free advice and access to resources to support businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis.


3.     The Independent Professional and Self Employed (IPSE)

A key player in brokering the government’s business interruption package, their coronavirus (covid-19) hub has the latest information, webinars and more for freelancers and small businesses.


4.   Federation for Small Business (FSB)

In response to coronavirus the FSB is providing small businesses and the self-employed with the latest news, free webinars, access to help, advice and resources for your business, employees and mental health.


5.     The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC)

The BCC has a ‘Coronavirus Support Hub’ and a ‘Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker’ to keep you up-to-date and support your business. 

6.     Virgin Startup

If you are new to business or an early stage venture this is a good place to start, for

information on all the government packages and their own programme of business activities and support.

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