Government schemes and support for businesses
Support for businesses affected by coronavirus (Covid-19)
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Tax and rates
If you can't pay your tax bill on time
You may be able to delay some tax payments without paying a penalty, if you're unable to pay on time because you've been affected by coronavirus.
Business rates relief
You may be eligible for business rates relief.
Government grant schemes
The government has announced support for businesses affected by coronavirus.
New lockdown grants
Additional one-off grants will be available to support businesses impacted by coronavirus through the latest restrictions. Find out more on Gov.uk.
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
The government has announced an extension to the SEISS grant.
If you're self-employed and have been affected by coronavirus, you may be able to apply for two grants up until the end of May 2021. Check your eligibility and how to claim on the government website.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is for staff being furloughed. You can find out more about this scheme, and if you qualify, on the government website.
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) due to coronavirus
If you're an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay.
Support for larger firms
Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF)
This scheme helps large businesses affected by coronavirus through the purchase of their short-term debt.
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS)
This scheme is now closed. Loan Terms and Revolving Credit Facilities were available to support businesses with a group turnover of over £45m.
Further information on support for UK businesses can be found on the government website.
Because some elements of business support are devolved, the measures you can access may differ from England if your business is in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.