To ensure that businesses have up to date access to COVID-19 business support, the Government has set up a new website which hosts all the details of the schemes announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
- A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. Click here to find how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.
- You can also find details of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) on the British Business Bank website.
Business support from Midlands Engine Local Enterprise Partnerships
Midlands Engine LEPs have been quick to respond to the business need for guidance and support, and have put together dedicated resources for organisations in their areas:
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The Treasury has today updated its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance, with specific reference to National Insurance and pension contributions for furloughed workers. Find out more here.
Business support FAQs
The Government has now launched a new FAQ section on the business support website. This highlights that, with the exception of the businesses the Government ordered to close – please find the full list here – there has been no Government-ordered closure of any other business.
Essential COVID-19 toolkits for business
You will also find two toolkits to help businesses amplify important messages about the current situation to colleagues and networks. These messages are essential in helping the NHS protect lives, as well as reassuring us all that the Government will deliver help and financial support during this period of unprecedented disruption.