Government Support

The latest Government support for employers, employees and businesses, and how to apply for the Government grants.

 

The latest information on financial support for businesses can be found here

Furlough scheme - information on the furlough scheme which has been extended until October 2020 can be found here

Bounce back loans - the government has announced that small businesses can apply to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 with the cash arriving within days. Find out more

Self-employment - The second stage of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens for applications today (17 August). Those eligible will now be able to receive a second and final grant worth 70% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total.

Announcement: www.gov.uk/government/news/million-of-self-employed-to-benefit-from-second-stage-of-support-scheme

View self-employment income support scheme FAQs

 

Landlords and tenants - Non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been updated. 

Useful links

You can find further support and advice via the links below:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/ 

www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/campaigns-projects/covid19-business-support

www.fsb.org.uk

bcgrowthhub.com/coronavirus-covid19

access2business.co.uk 

www.british-business-bank.co.uk

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