Last updated: 5th August


All the government support for people and businesses is detailed on the Government website.  The ‘support finder’ tool will quickly identify the financial support is available businesses and the self-employed, you can find out more here.

The schemes available include:


Financial support administered by your local authority

The local authority you pay your business rates are responsible for the following schemes:

All these schemes close on 28 August 2020. Please contact your local authority to see if you qualify for a payment. (click on the table below to access the links)



Financial Support from the Banks

There several loan schemes available for businesses including:


The full rules of all the schemes and guidance on how to apply is available on the British Business Bank website.


Other support


Local support

You can also find free support, advice, and information on sources of finance through your local Growth Hub.



If you have a query that isn’t covered by this guidance you can contact the Government Business Support Helpline or visit their FAQ section on their website.