The Government has announced a series of measures to help businesses cope with the impacts of coronavirus:

  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme Click here to check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme .
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Click here for details of the support to continue paying part of employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off .
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme For information on this scheme, please Click here to visit the British Business Bank website.
  • Bounce Back Loans The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) has been designed to enable smaller businesses to access finance more quickly. Click here to apply.

To check what support may be available to you, please use this business support finder on the Government business support website:

Government has also made available guidance to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff about how to prevent the spread of viruses and what to do if an employee becomes unwell – click here to view the guidance.

Other useful resources for businesses include:

  • HMRC has a tax helpline HMRC has a tax helpline to help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Find all the information here. The number is 0800 0159 559.
  • Companies House Guidance Companies House has produced guidance if coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected your company and you need more time to file your accounts. Find all the information here.
  • Business Continuity Management Toolkit The Government has published a toolkit to help organisations develop a business continuity plan – click here to download the toolkit.
  • Home working Preparing your organisation and staff – the National Cyber Security Centre has published advice to help organisations prepare for home working – click here.

The Business Resilience Programme has one-to-one remote advice sessions available for businesses located in the D2N2, Greater Lincolnshire and Leicester and Leicestershire LEP areas – to check availability and to book a session, go to:

Information for businesses about coronavirus is also available on the three partner Growth Hub websites:

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub
D2N2 Growth Hub
Leicester & Leicestershire Growth Hub