Here to help you and our community

With everything that has been going on recently, many people are now left wondering what support is available for both employed and non-employed workers.

As a local business, we’re proud to serve our customers. And if there’s one thing the surreal Coronavirus outbreak has highlighted it is at times like these we have to pull together and help each other.

Which is why we have compiled a handy list below of useful guidance, which we hope you find useful:


The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least 3 months starting from 1 March 2020.

It is designed to support employers whose operation have been severely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Find out more


The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) who have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

This scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months. This may be extended if needed.

Find out more


Small Business Grant Scheme

The government will provide additional Small Business Grant Scheme funding for local authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBRR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief.

This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to eligible businesses to help meet their ongoing business costs.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The temporary Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme supports SMEs with access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance and asset finance of up to £5 million and for up to 6 years.

Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility

Under the new Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility, the Bank of England will buy short term debt from larger companies.

Find out more about these schemes


Here to help

As ever, we care about this community, so if there is anything we can help with, please feel free to get in touch by calling 07894 143474 or emailing I’ll be happy to help.