A round-up of links to all the latest information on the government support, financial support, mental health support, and more, to help you and your clients navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.
Key Government Resources
Government’s Coronavirus Business Support
Government guidance for businesses affected by Coronavirus.
Small Business Commissioner’s Office
This free service exists to support the small business community. Philip and his team want to help, they are open to conversations with those that are struggling.
Covid-19 Government advice specifically for charities
Government guidance to help charities keep running during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy
The Government’s roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis.
HMRC video support
Catch up on HMRC’s live webinars, at a time to suit you, on their YouTube channel.
Offer Assistance & Business Intelligence
Can your business offer practical help?
Tell the government how your business might be able to help with the response to Coronavirus.
Tell the Government how the outbreak is impacting your business
Send your intelligence to firstname.lastname@example.org. Commercially sensitive information will be treated accordingly. This inbox does not provide business advice.
Shine a light on the stories of key workers
Tell the government about the key workers you know are helping to keep the UK moving. They would like to hear about key workers from manufacturing, construction, consumer goods, scientists, researchers, servicing, postal workers, and oil, gas, electricity, water, sewage, and chemical workers.
Bounce Back Loans
Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) is for small and medium-sized businesses looking to borrow between £2,000 and up to 25% of their turnover. The maximum loan available is £50,000.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
For furloughed employees – claim for 80% of employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions.
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Help for small and medium-sized businesses to access finance of up to £5 million.
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
The self-employed/members of a partnership who have been adversely affected by coronavirus, can now claim a grant.
Support for businesses and self-employed people during coronavirus
If you’re self-employed or member of a partnership find out how your circumstances can affect your eligibility for the scheme.
Top-up to local business grant funds scheme
A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme – with up to £617 million being made available.
Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) – for FTSE listed companies
For companies that can demonstrate they were in a sound financial position before the crisis, this offers a quick and cost-effective way to raise working capital by purchasing short-term corporate debt – known as commercial paper.
Mental Health Support
Government’s mental health and wellbeing guidance
How to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Every Mind Matters
A joint venture between Public Health England and the NHS, it offers a way of empowering people to manage and improve their mental health and includes specific support for those staying at home due to the Coronavirus.
FSB well-being hub
Encourage the conversation about wellbeing during the pandemic by accessing information and practical advice, ideas, suggestions and case studies – all aimed at supporting improving the wellbeing of individuals, or staff.