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.

Support scheme Support organisation
Eat Out to Help Out Scheme | UK-wide

A scheme to offer customers in restaurants or other eating establishments a discount that businesses can claim back from the government.

Business Rates Holiday | NI only

Four-month rates holiday for Northern Ireland non-domestic ratepayers (excluding public sector and utilities) from April to July 2020.

Land & Property Services (LPS)
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) | UK-wide

If you are self-employed (either as an individual or in a partnership), you can claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month, for 3 months.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme | UK-wide

Government will cover 80 per cent of business staff wages, up to £2,500 per employee per month.

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.

Future Fund | UK-wide

Government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors.

British Business Bank
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme | UK-wide

Provides a government guarantee of 80% to enable banks to make loans of up to £25m to firms with an annual turnover of between £45m and £500m.

British Business Bank
Business Rates Relief for Retail, Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure and Childcare Sectors | NI only

Business rates exemption for full financial year of 2020-21 for sectors hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic

Land & Property Services (LPS)
COVID-19 Childcare Support Scheme | NI only

The COVID-19 Childcare Support Scheme provides funding to support childcare providers who are caring for children of keyworkers and vulnerable children.

Department of Education, Department of Health
Bounce Back Loan | UK-wide

Government-backed loans for UK-based small and medium-sized businesses ranging from between £2,000 and £50,000.

Accredited lenders
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.

Deferral of Self- Assessment Payment | UK-wide

The Self- Assessment payment on account, that is ordinarily due to be paid to HMRC by 31 July 2020 may now be deferred until January 2021.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme | UK-wide

The temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) supports small and medium-sized businesses with access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million and for up to six years.

British Business Bank
Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility | UK-wide

The new Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) means that the Bank of England will buy short-term debt from larger companies. 

Bank of England