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UK Government - COVID-19: support for businesses

UK Government - COVID-19: support for businesses:


HM Treasury has prepared a document to guide businesses on how to access government financial support if you or your business has been affected by COVID-19.

This document highlights key areas of financial support, such as:

  • If you're a small or medium-sized business, you may be entitled to reclaim the costs of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for sickness absence due to COVID-19.
  • Some businesses will be eligible for a Business Rates holiday for 1 year from 1 April 2020.
  • If your business is eligible for small business rate relief or rural rate relief, you're entitled to a one-off cash grant of £10,000.
  • If your business is facing cash flow issues as a result of COIVD-19, there's support available from the British Business Bank and Bank of England.
  • If you're self-employed or own a business and you're concerned about not being able to pay your tax bills because of COVID-19, you may be eligible for support through Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Time to Pay service.

Click here to read full document 

For more guidance on UK businesses trading internationally during COVID-19, visit the GOV.UK website.