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The government has set out its roadmap out of lockdown and we are currently in Step Two, which means non-essential businesses, including retail, personal care, indoor sports and leisure, and outdoor areas at hospitality venues can re-open. You can find more information on the government website

Please check this page for up-to-date information for business support.

You can also contact our dedicated business support line on 023 9284 1641, Monday to Friday.

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The government has a dedicated coronavirus business support website to help businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available.

Self Employed Support

The government has extended its Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to cover the periods of November 2020 to January 2021 and February to April 2021.

To be eligible for the Grant Extension self-employed people must have been previously eligible for the scheme, although you do not have to have claimed the previous grants.

The online service for the next grant will be available from late April 2021

Support for council business tenants

We know this is a very unsettling time for our tenants and we will try to support you as much as we can during this period, particularly those tenants that are most at risk.

What are you entitled to?

The government has a dedicated coronavirus business support website to help businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available nationally, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.

Commercial tenant support scheme

We have launched a coronavirus commercial tenant support scheme – apply online to find out what support your business could qualify for.

Charity or local enterprise support

The Charity Bank and Good Finance both have really useful COVID-19 Resource Hubs for Charities and Social Enterprises. Social Enterprise UK also have coronavirus support and resources

Charities and social enterprises may be entitled to financial support through Government grant schemes depending on their rateable value and what their premises are used for – eg charity shops would be classed as retail.

A £370 million government grant has been provided to the National Lottery Community Fund for small and medium-sized charities. The government are also providing a £360 million package of support which will be directly allocated to charities providing key services and supporting vulnerable people during the crisis. This will include hospices, St Johns Ambulance, victims charities (including domestic abuse), vulnerable children charities and Citizens Advice.

Read Gov.UK's advice for businesses and employers

Contact us

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Our business support team has a dedicated phone number – 023 9284 1641