COVID-19: business support

Information and guidance related to business support, including on business operations, financial support packages, and business rates.

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Official Government information

Grant funding

GOV.UK – Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG): guidance for local authorities

GOV.UK – grant funding provided to businesses by local authorities in England

GOV.UK – coronavirus grant funding: local authority payments to small and medium businesses

GOV.UK – COVID-19: financial support for businesses (including local authorities) (updated April 2021)

GOV.UK – guidance on support grant funding for businesses (updated April 2021)

Business support

GOV.UK – business support

GOV.UK – testing guidance for employers

GOV.UK – working safely during COVID-19

GOV.UK – business support finder tool  

GOV.UK – check if you can claim back statutory sick pay paid to employees due to coronavirus

GOV.UK – OPSS coronavirus guidance for business and local authorities

GOV.UK – maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace (updated July 2021)

GOV.UK – help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus: a free webinar (updated July 2021)


GOV.UK – apprenticeship programme response (updated December 2021)

GOV.UK – guidance on closing certain businesses and venues (updated December 2021)

GOV.UK – offer coronavirus support from your business

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) hosts a number of resources for jobseekers

Other useful information

Information Commissioner's Office – advice service for small organisations

Visit England have launched a quality mark ‘We’re Good to Go’ to signal when a tourism and hospitality property has worked hard to follow COVID-19 guidelines and is safe to visit. 

Arts Council England: COVID-19 advice, guidance and funding measures for individual artists, freelancers and cultural organisations