Business Support

Business Support

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.

All information can be found here on the government’s website.

This helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.


ChamberConnect is a series of interactive virtual events which have been designed to support businesses and their staff through the current Coronavirus crisis.

These events will allow you to learn, ask questions and stay up-to-date on a variety of topics which will be affecting your business at such an uncertain time.

Tune in via video conference app Zoom, available to download on any device.

Click here to watch past webinars.

Upcoming ChamberConnect events

ChamberConnect: How to Adapt Your PR and Comms Strategy During Coronavirus
Rob Tomkinson of Carrington Communications discusses steps to take in adapting your PR and comms strategy, best practices and what comms to avoid during this pandemic.
15th April 2:00 – 3:00pm

Register here

ChamberConnect: Growing your Network through LinkedIn
Adrian Williams of Consistence Sales Excellence helps you see how to launch a free and effective promotional LinkedIn campaign for your business.
16th April 2:00 – 3:00pm

Register here

More to follow soon!

The latest Coronavirus updates and guidance


New guidance has been provided to the College of Policing on how Coronavirus government legislation should be enforced by the police in relation to staff travelling to work.

Social distancing in the workplace: sector guidance.

Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The scheme will provide a grant to self-employed individuals or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month.

Guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) to support all employers, and apprenticeship training and assessment providers, to retain their apprentices




International Trade guidance

Guidance on the closure of all retailers that sell non-essential goods and other non-essential premises.

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules: drivers supplying supermarkets

Delivering our public services

Production and supply of ventilator components

Stay at home guidance for people with confirmed or possible Coronavirus infection.

Guidance on advice to provide to staff including:

– how to help prevent spread of Coronavirus;

– advice for the certification of absence from work resulting from Coronavirus.

Information on the support available to businesses impacted by Coronavirus.

A number of private lenders are making funds available to small businesses impacted by Coronavirus, including £2 billion from Lloyds Banking Group and £5 billion from NatWest.

The UK government is also advising businesses to:

– build their own resilience by reviewing their business continuity; and

– develop an understanding on the potential impacts to their supply chains, customers or other factors critical to their operations.

To share your thoughts and experiences, please contact us:
01522 523333

Visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub

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