Additional government resources to support your business during coronavirus disruptions

Other areas of support available from the government that can help businesses, employees, and the self-employed.

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We’ve put together this list of additional government resources to help businesses, employees and the self-employed affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Business support helpline

Contact the government’s business support helpline for free advice
Phone: 0800 998 1098
Webchat: talk to an adviser using the webchat
Phoneline and webchat open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Find more details and helplines in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

HMRC Helpline

HMRC have online help set up to help businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus.

The best way to get help from HMRC on any topic is to contact them online.

Alternatively, you can call them on 0800 0159 559


Government departments are hosting a series of webinars to help businesses understand the guidance and support available:

Growth Hubs

Find your Growth Hub for free advice and information on:

  • local and national business support
  • sources of finance
  • help to build business resilience.

The Skills Toolkit

Free online courses at all levels to build your digital and numeracy skills:

Find a Job service

If your business needs more workers as a result of COVID-19, such as those in food logistics, preparation and retail, post vacancies on Find a Job.

Published 3 April 2020
Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Business support helpline Christmas opening times added.

  2. Added link to pre-recorded webinars on how to make your business safe during COVID-19.

  3. Added link to upcoming webinars on how to make your workplace safe during COVID-19.

  4. Business Support Helpline phone number changed to FREEPHONE 0800 998 1098.

  5. Added link to the National Careers Service skills toolkit.

  6. Link to recorded webinar about support for small businesses added.

  7. Business Support Helpline webchat link added.

  8. Added link to webinar on changes to reporting, regulation and tax for businesses.

  9. Details for small businesses webinar added.

  10. Added links to webinars about supporting staff and customs/international trade.

  11. First published.