Guidance

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

Watch videos and register for the free webinars 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

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing

Register for the next live webinar about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing.

This webinar gives an overview of the changes to the scheme and more information on:

  • how employers will be affected
  • flexible furloughing
  • key dates
  • support available

Watch a YouTube video about the extension to the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing.

YouTube video.

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Register for the next live webinar about the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

This webinar provides an overview of the scheme, including:

  • how the scheme works
  • eligible establishments
  • registering and making a claim
  • what happens after you’ve claimed

Watch a YouTube video.

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme - making a claim

Watch a YouTube video about how to participate in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

This video gives an overview of the scheme, including:

  • making a claim
  • keeping records

Watch a YouTube video.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Universal Credit and Child Benefit

Register for the next live webinar about the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, Universal Credit and Child Benefit.

During the webinar we’ll give advice about:

  • the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme - who it’s for and how much you may be able to claim
  • Universal Credit - who it’s for, how much you may be entitled to and how to claim
  • Child Benefit - who can claim and how to do so

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, what has changed for parents

Watch a YouTube video about what has changed for parents on the Self- Employment Income Support Scheme.

This video gives an overview of recent changes to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme which mean some parents who were not eligible to claim under the scheme before, may now be able to claim, providing they meet other standard eligibility.

Watch a YouTube video

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme

Register for the next live webinar about the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme.

This webinar gives an overview of the SSP Rebate Scheme, including:

  • who can claim
  • when to start paying SSP
  • employees you can claim for
  • making a claim
  • keeping records and more

Watch a YouTube video

Other help available

Use HMRC’s digital assistant to find more information about the coronavirus support schemes.

Published 31 March 2020
Last updated 12 August 2020 + show all updates
  1. Information about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been removed. However further guidance about the scheme will be updated on this page in the next few days.

  2. A webinar about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been added.

  3. The YouTube video about how to participate in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme has been amended and information about what has changed for parents - Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, has been added.

  4. A YouTube video for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme - making a claim has been added.

  5. A YouTube video about the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme has been added.

  6. A webinar has been added about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Universal Credit and Child Benefit, providing advice about making claims.

  7. A webinar has been added about the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

  8. A YouTube video about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been added.

  9. The YouTube video about 'Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing' has been updated.

  10. A new YouTube video has been added about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, including flexible furloughing.

  11. The YouTube video about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been updated.

  12. The YouTube video about how to make a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme claim has been updated.

  13. The YouTube video for 'Running your business through the coronavirus pandemic' has been updated.

  14. A webinar has been added for more information on extensions to the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing.

  15. The YouTube video on how to calculate a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been updated.

  16. The YouTube videos have been updated for how to make a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and how to make a claim through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

  17. The YouTube video about the Statutory Sick Pay rebate scheme has been updated.

  18. The YouTube video about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been updated.

  19. The YouTube video about how to make a claim through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been updated.

  20. We have updated 2 videos under 'Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme'. The videos explain how the scheme works and how you can claim.

  21. The YouTube video for the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate scheme has been updated.

  22. The YouTube video on how to make a claim for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been updated.

  23. A YouTube video with a step-by-step guide on how to make a claim through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been added.

  24. Webinar about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-Employment Income Support Scheme - how to make a claim has been added.

  25. New YouTube videos have been added about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and Helping employers support employees.

  26. A new YouTube video has been added about the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate scheme.

  27. Link to HMRC's digital assistant added.

  28. Webinar about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate scheme has been added.

  29. Webinar about Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and a YouTube video with a step-by-step guide on how to make a claim through the Coronavirus Retention Scheme have been added.

  30. Webinar about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme - how to make a claim has been added.

  31. A new YouTube video has been added about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

  32. Webinar about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme has been added.

  33. Link to YouTube video added about the support available to help businesses run through the coronavirus pandemic.

  34. Link to register for next live webinar updated.

  35. First published.