Business that have been financially affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
If you are an employer with a PAYE scheme, you should be able to access support to continue paying part of your employees’ salary instead of laying them off.
Small Business Grant Funding
You may be eligible for a one-off grant of £10,000 if you are a small business that already pays little or no business rates because of:
- small business relief (SBBR)
- rural rate relief (RRR)
- tapered relief
You are eligible if:
- your business is based in England
- in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief as of 11 March 2020
- you are a business that occupies a property
Contact your local council if you think you are eligible for a grant but have not yet received it.
Discretionary Grant Fund
Small and micro businesses with fixed property costs that are not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund may be eligible for the Discretionary Grant Scheme.
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.
Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan
If your small to medium-sized business (SME) is affected by coronavirus, you may be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 through a Bounce Back Loan scheme.
The government will guarantee 100% of the loan and for the first 12 months you will not have to pay any fees or interest, or make repayments.