Support for Business

-last updated 03/07/2020-

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - support for business

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. The Chancellor announced on the 17th March that £330bn of government-secured loans will be available to avert long-term economic damage. 

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

As the virus progresses, and it's impact understood, further updates will be provided.

All coronavirus related business advice and information was bought together and can be found here.

The pages will advise you how to access the support, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.

Businesses that need to remain shut

On 23 June 2020, the Prime Minister announced further easements of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions as part of Step Three of the government’s plan to return life to as near normal as we can.

Unfortunately, while most businesses and venues can reopen from 4 July, the following businesses must remain shut for the time being:

  • Nightclubs
  • Casinos
  • Bowling alleys and Indoor skating rinks
  • Indoor play areas including soft-play
  • Spas
  • Nail bars, beauty salons and tanning salons
  • Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
  • Indoor fitness and dance studios, and indoor gyms and sports venues/facilities
  • Swimming pools including water parks
  • Exhibition or conference centres must remain closed for events such as exhibitions or conferences, other than for those who work for the business or organisation who run the venue.

More information on this can be found here