Coronavirus - Where can Businesses go for Help?

Coronavirus information for Limited companies

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC reimbursement of furloughed workers' wage costs.

Acas free-to-download furlough letter template Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Provides the lender with an 80% government-backed guarantee on a range of financial products that are interest-free for the first 12 months, delivered through around 50 banks and other lenders

Prince's Trust has a relief fund

For 18-30-year-olds running a business.

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

For businesses that have reached or are about to reach insolvency may be able to gain protection. (click here) to review a useful article written by Andrew Livesey, Taylors Solicitors.

Bounce Back Loan Scheme

Businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. The loans will be interest-free for 12 months and no repayments will be due in the first 12 months. The Bounce Back Loan scheme opens on 4 May 2020 and businesses will be able to apply online by completing a short form.

Deferred VAT payments

For payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020

HMRC Coronavirus helpline for businesses and self-employed

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

HMRC Business Support

Loans, tax relief and cash grants.

Statutory Sick Pay

Check if you can reclaim your employee's coronavirus related statutory sick pay.

Business rate relief and grants for retail, hospitality, leisure

Check if your retail, hospitality or leisure business is eligible for business rates relief due to coronavirus.

Business rate relief for nurseries

Check if your nursery is eligible for business rates relief due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Business support grants

Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Small Business Grant Fund

Extension to file accounts

Businesses will be given an additional 3 months to file accounts with Companies House.

Export working capital scheme

Find out about the Export Working Capital Scheme, its benefits, eligibility and how to apply. 

Financial assistance for employers who are unable to pay statutory redundancy payments

If an employer cannot afford to pay their employee's redundancy pay, they can apply to the Redundancy Payments Service. Any employer who is not subject to formal insolvency proceedings can apply.

Coronavirus information for Personal Service Companies  A limited company with a single shareholder and director

Off-payroll working rules reforms (IR35)

Self-employed Income Support Scheme

Self-employed & Universal Credit

Deferred Income Tax Payments

Coronavirus Other Support Resources

The Law Society Members

Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales




Association of Convenience Stores

British Chamber of Commerce

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Federation of Master Builders

Coronavirus Banks Supporting Packages

Barclays Bank supporting customers impacted by Coronavirus

HSBC Coronavirus financial guidance and support

Lloyds Bank support for your business

NatWest pledges £5bn working capital for SMEs during the Coronavirus outbreak

Santander support for customers during the Coronavirus outbreak

TSB Coronavirus support

Coronavirus Insurance Information and Advice

Association of British Insurers

Coronavirus Mental Health Information

MIND Coronavirus and your wellbeing

NHS Coronavirus mental wellbeing

Click here to also see
Where is Your Business Post Lockdown
to find out how our
Post Lockdown Business Improvement Tool
can help your business

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