Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Help for businesses

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak presents a significant challenge to businesses around the globe.

The government has announced a range of advice and support measures for employers and businesses over the past few months. You can find full details of these and any new information on GOV.UK.

We are working to implement these measures and to support our local businesses as efficiently as possible. We recognise this is a concerning time for our residents and businesses alike and the situation is changing on a daily basis. We will continue to bring you the most up-to-date advice by updating our website and social media.

Find out about the latest health information on the NHS website.

Financial support

You can find details and information on specific measures and support at:

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund

An additional business rates support package, worth £2.9 million will be available to support businesses affected by COVID-19, but not eligible for existing support linked to business rates.

The relief is for businesses who have been adversely affected financially as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Financial impact can include:

  • a loss in income due to restrictions placed on your business sector OR
  • significantly increased operating costs due to the impact of Covid-19

Find out about the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund

Useful contacts

You can call the Government's helpline on freephone 0800 998 1098 for free, impartial advice and business support. the Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm.

You can find free support, advice and sources of finance through your local growth hub or speak to an advisor on webchat about support for your business.

You can also contact our teams for help, advice and support:

Other useful contacts include:

Keep up to date

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We are keeping these channels up to date with the latest news and information for businesses.

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