Government Support for businesses affected by Covid-19

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a package of measures to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

The Government have an online tool [external link] to help you find support for your business. You answer a series of questions and it will tell you of the support available to your business or to you if you are self-employed.

The main support mechanisms are listed below, but to find out more information, visit GOV.UK - about the government guidance to employers, employees and businesses[external link].

Business advice and guidance

There is a dedicated Business Support Helpline Telephone Helpline 0800 998 1098

The Government Business Support helpline provides free, impartial business support and help with contacting services to businesses in England - which currently includes business advice on Covid-19.

Financial support

The Government have made a series of announcements about support available to businesses in response to the Coronavirus pandemic:

Details of the financial support announced for the hospitality and leisure sectors can be found on our Local Restrictions Support Grant page.

Tax helpline

HMRC has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax or wishing to defer VAT payment due to coronavirus (Covid-19).

If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus, you can call HMRC’s helpline for help and advice: 0800 024 1222.

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