A range of support packages has been announced by the Chancellor to support people, public services and businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19.  The full list of financial support available and details of how to access the funding for businesses can be viewed on this page.

Find specific coronavirus financial support for your own business on this page.

Businesses will be able to access government support to keep operating in the face of the global economic emergency.  Further details are available on this page.

Businesses with fewer than 250 employees can find out what support is available to them on this page.  

A new business support grant of up to £9000 for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors was announced on 5 January 2021.  Read more here.  

Updated information on the extended furlough scheme was announced on 31 October 2020 to help businesses and employees through the second lockdown covering England starting at mid-night on 4 November 2020.  Full details are available on this page. 

Information on how to claim for 80% of your employee’s wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is available on this page.     You can make your claim on this page.   

From 1 July employers can bring back to work employees that have previously been furloughed for any amount of time and any shift pattern, while still being able to claim CJRS grant for their normal hours not worked.  Further information is available on this page.  

Read all about the guidance for overseas seasonal agricultural workers (edibles only) coming to the UK to work on farms on this page.  

Read advice from our Business Supporter Ellacotts on how to make your claim for employee wages.

Business with fewer than 250 employees can claim a rebate for statutory sick pay paid to employees with coronavirus from 26 May.  Visit this page for full information.

Full details of the Business Interruption Loan Scheme and how to apply are on this page.  

Small businesses can access bounce back loans of up to £50,000 which are paid within a few days.

On 2 May the government announced top-up grants for small businesses with under 50 employees which were previously outside the scope of the business grants fund scheme.  Read more here. 

HM Customs and Revenue has also set up a helpline – 0800 0159 559.

The government’s COVID-19 Winter Plan, the programme for suppressing the virus, protecting the NHS and the vulnerable, keeping education and the economy going and providing a route back to normality, is available on this page. 

Advice on how to make workplaces safe during coronavirus is available here.  

All businesses with a physical location which is open to the public should create a QR code for the NHS Covid 19 app.  Visit this page to create your code.

The financial assistance that is being made available to the self-employed can be viewed on this page

If you are self-employed, Income Tax Self-Assessment payments due on the 31 July 2020 will be deferred until the 31 January 2021.  This is an automatic offer with no applications required.  No penalties or interest for late payment will be charged in the deferral period.

If you are an employee who is being furloughed you can check your rights on this page.  

Employee’s asked to work at home during the pandemic may be able to claim tax relief.  Check your position on this page.  

The Warwickshire County Council home page for coronavirus support for businesses can be accessed here.

The Federation of Small Businesses has lots of information on their website and is also running free webinars.

The Chamber of Commerce has put together a comprehensive toolkit of links & information for businesses. They are in daily contact with central, regional and local government to ensure the voice of businesses is heard.

The CWLEP Growth Hub has a dedicated page to helps businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire respond to the crisis.  They are also asking businesses to complete this short impact survey on how the Coronavirus outbreak has affected them so far.

HR support is available via ACAS.

Our Business Supporter, Ellacotts Accountants, has information on financial help for businesses on its website.

Our Business Support, Wright Hassall solicitors, has written an article on some of the considerations for farmers during this period of self isolation.

If you have concerns about unsupported elderly residents with care and support needs who have to self-isolate because of Coronavirus, please contact Warwickshire County Council (WCC) Customer Service Centre on 01926 410410 to make them aware.

Read about the latest regulations that we all need to follow (in England) in our day to day lives on this page. 

If you are worried about paying bills, getting food or finding somewhere to live you can find out which organisations can support you by visiting this page.