COVID-19 financial support for businesses

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


Paying tax


Business rates relief

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

Support for businesses of any size


Updates to this page

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.