Coronavirus business support

Coronavirus (COVID-19): This page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.

Business schemes available - 11

Support Scheme Support organisation

Bus Operator Financial Assistance Scheme 2021 | NI only

Second financial assistance scheme for private coach and bus operators

Department for Infrastructure

Recovery Loan Scheme | UK-wide

A loan scheme to support access to finance for UK business as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HM Treasury

COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience Development Framework | NI only

Advisory support and financial assistance up to a maximum of £25k available towards 50% of the first 12 month’s salary costs for a new, dedicated supply chain role within your business.

Invest Northern Ireland

Film and TV Production Restart Scheme | UK-wide

The scheme helps film and TV shows struggling to get insurance for COVID-related risks to get back into production.

HM Treasury, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

New Apprenticeship Incentive Scheme | NI only

Financial incentive available to all employers to support the recruitment of new apprentices

Department for the Economy (DfE)

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) | UK-wide

Grants to self-employed individuals or members of a partnership whose businesses have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)

HM Revenue & Customs

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme | UK-wide

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - also known as the furlough scheme - allows you to claim a grant to cover a portion of an employee's usual monthly wage costs for hours not worked.

HM Revenue & Customs

Deferral of Self Assessment Payment | UK-wide

If you are self-employed, Income Tax payments due in July 2020 under the Self Assessment system may be deferred until January 2021.

HM Revenue & Customs

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate | UK-wide

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid to current or former employees.

HM Revenue & Customs

Support for Businesses Paying Tax| UK-wide

All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC’s Time To Pay service.

HM Revenue & Customs