Coronavirus Information Hub: Government Support

General government support for businesses

See the government's Business Support page for the most up-to-date support and information being made available to businesses.

The coronavirus financial support tool here is good starting point to see what support is available for your business.

For more information on the extension of the furlough scheme, click here.

Funds & loans for businesses

Find information about the government's Future Fund hereThis scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.

For information on the government's Bounce Back Loans, and how to apply, click here

Information on the government's coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme can be found here

Further information on general financial support for businesses during these difficult times can be found here

More information on applying for the coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund can be seen here


Temporary changes have been made to VAT payments, see here for details. 

Business rates revaluation has been postponed. See here for further details.


The government have extended measures to prevent businesses from facing eviction over the summer. Further information and advice for businesses can be found here

Looking after staff

Small and medium-sized companies with fewer than 250 employees are able to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees. See here for further details.

For information on the government's furlough scheme, see here.

Trading internationally

For support for UK businesses that trade internationally, find out more here.

Devolved regions

Some aspects of business support are devolved. Specific information for businesses and employers in Northern IrelandScotland, and Wales is available.

Further information for Scottish businesses can be found here.

Further information for Welsh businesses can be found here.

Further information for Northern Irish businesses can be found here

Social Distancing

Government guidance on social distancing states the most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives. Find the latest social distancing guidance here

Sign up to get Coronavrius updates from the government here