Financial Scheme information
COVID-19 financial support for businesses – Find out what financial support you can get for your business.
Job Retention Scheme – The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ended on 30 September 2021.
Check a previous Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claim – Use the service to view or delete previous furlough claims. You can also find out how to check guidance for the scheme.
VAT Deferral – The VAT deferral new payment scheme has now closed.
If you cannot pay your tax bill on time
Contact HMRC to discuss support available. HMRC may suggest you pay what you owe in instalments. This is called a Time to Pay arrangement. You can find out more here
Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
Check if your retail, hospitality or leisure business is eligible for business rates relief due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Business Rates Holiday for Nurseries
Check if your nursery is eligible for business rates relief due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Other Finance Options
A number of private lenders are also making funds available to small businesses impacted by Coronavirus, including £2 billion from Lloyds Banking Group and £5 billion from NatWest. Businesses can also access a range of finance through the government-owned British Business Bank.
Information and Assistance
Free information, support and advice for those needing help during Coronavirus
Heart of the South West Growth Hubs
You can also find free support, advice and information on sources of finance and advice on homeworking through your local Heart of the South West Growth Hub.
Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Find out what financial support you can get for your business
HMRC Covid Helpline
HMRC have additional helplines, including one set up to support businesses concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus on 0800 0159 559. You can find more details about contacting HMRC on their website.
The charity Mind provide advice on how to support your mental wellbeing during this difficult period. The Mind website includes practical advice on coping with staying at home and updates on how the new coronavirus laws could affect your rights. There is also useful information for any young person who is currently struggling.
Contact the debt charity Step Change to get expert debt advice and fee-free debt management to help you tackle your debts. You can find out more on their website or phone 0800 138 1111