Information, Guidance & Useful Links To Support Businesses


Government Initiatives & Support:

A package of measures to support businesses currently includes:

  • A Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (paying up to 80% of staff wages)
  • Deferring VAT and Income Tax payments
  • A Business Interruption Loan Scheme of up to £5m interest free over 12 months
  • Support packages around Business Rates

The link with more info is here:


The following guide is useful for employees:

Advice on Furloughed Workers, SSP, Claiming Benefits and more


South & Vale Business Support:

SVBS have set up a page with useful information including Business support packages, sick pay to employees, HMRC Time to Pay agreement


The Money Advice Service:

Has some very useful advice on money matters, travel and sick pay/benefits for staff & employees: