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Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out what financial support you can get for your business.

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses.

This page help businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.

Paying your employees

UK-wide.

Paying sick pay

UK-wide.

Paying tax

UK-wide.

Business rates relief

England only (see guidance for Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)

Support for the self-employed

UK-wide.

Support for businesses of any size

UK-wide.

Support for businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions

England only.

The Local Restrictions Support Grants and Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment closed to new applications on 31 March 2021. If you haven’t received your payment by 30 April 2021 please contact your local council.

Published 3 April 2020
Last updated 6 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added Recovery Loan Scheme.

  2. The Local Restrictions Support Grants and Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment closed to new applications on 31 March 2021. If you haven’t received your payment by 30 April 2021 please contact your local council.

  3. Added link to new Restart Grant: a one-off grant from local councils for businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors.

  4. Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment guidance for business added.

  5. Guidance on Christmas support payment for wet-led pubs added.

  6. Added support for businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions.

  7. Added details about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant extension.

  8. Support for restaurants added.

  9. Added details of the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund.

  10. Added details of the Bounce Back Loan scheme.

  11. Added details of the Future Fund and business support finder.

  12. First published.