Covid19 Business Support and Updates

Here is the latest news and business support updates available

Coronavirus - Business support


Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Watch a video and register for the free webinar to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

You can sign up for email alerts about live and recorded webinars, YouTube videos and online guidance.

If you register for a webinar, you:

  • must register and sign in 5 minutes before it starts
  • can ask questions using the on-screen text box

Supporting employees if your business is affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)


Watch a YouTube video about the support available to help you and your staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): helping employers to support employees

Register for the next live webinar to get help with how you can support employees.

This webinar provides an overview about the support available, including:

  • the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • refunding eligible Statutory Sick Pay costs
  • furloughed employees and more
Published 31 March 2020

  • The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.This includes a package of measures to support businesses including:
    • a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
    • deferring VAT and Income Tax payments
    • a Self-employment Income Support Scheme
    • a Statutory Sick Pay relief package for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)
    • a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England
    • small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
    • grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
    • the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme offering loans of up to £5 million for SMEs through the British Business Bank
    • a new lending facility from the Bank of England to help support liquidity among larger firms, helping them bridge coronavirus disruption to their cash flows through loans
    • the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme

    Check the business support website for answers to frequently asked questions.


Get answers to your questions on people matters arising from the Covid-19 crisis with free advice to SBF Members.

Invitation to join a webinar on Monday 30th March 12.30 to 1.30pm

· SSP - who gets it, how long and from when
· Self isolation - business implications
· Furloughs and Coronavirus Job Intervention Scheme - latest updates
· Lay offs and short time working - how to do it legally

For Webinar Link Register


Also take a look at the advice supplied by business support organisations such as Surrey Chambers of Commerce here:


Enterprise M3 Growth Hub has also published information here:


For local Spelthorne advice for residents and businesses please take a look at Spelthorne Councils website here:


Federation of Small Businesses - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed HERE:

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