Helpful Guide to the Coronavirus Government Support Schemes for Businesses

Over the past 3 months the government has responded to the devastating financial impact of Covid-19 on businesses with a number of packages of support to help businesses of all sizes – SMEs, the self-employed and also larger businesses.

Dated: 03 June 2020 Author: Richard McNeilly, Managing Partner

Ranging from support to help pay employees and business owners, to grants and loans and also tax deferral schemes, the packages of support have been wide reaching.

However, with changes being made to some of the support and deadlines looming for businesses to apply for some elements of support, many are confused about what support is available and how to access it.

To help businesses understand the support available to them, we have created a handy guide for businesses of all sizes. The guide includes details of all the packages of support available and includes links to apply for support under the various schemes.

Our guide includes information about all the schemes under the headings:

  • Support to pay your employees / staff / yourself
  • Support with payment of taxes / rates, and
  • Access to funds / money – grants and loans

We have also highlighted where there are changes the support available.

Download the full guide here

Summary of key timings of government support

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