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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Businesses and Employers Bulletin - 21 April 2020

Tuesday 21st April 2020

This bulletin has been provided to us by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This bulletin is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and provides the latest information for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19). All coronavirus business support information can be found at gov.uk/business-support

  • Business Support Checker Tool
  • New Updates and Guidance
  • Requests for Business Intelligence and Assistance

Business Support Checker Tool

A new ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic.

The new online platform on gov.uk asks business owners and the self-employed to fill out a quick and simple online questionnaire. They will then be directed to a list of all the financial support they may be eligible for. You can find out more about the tool here.

New Updates and Guidance

New

Chancellor delivers daily coronavirus update - 20 April 2020 – speech and slides and datasets.

Grant funding provided to businesses by local authorities in England

Data has been published on the amount of money distributed to SMEs by every local authority in England as part of 2 grant schemes launched to help businesses deal with coronavirus. To find out more about the grants themselves, click here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Letter from the Local Government Minister to councils setting out further details of additional funding

The letter thanks councils again for their efforts responding to the coronavirus pandemic and provides further details on the support the government is providing.

Be the Business Webinar - future proof your business

In-depth discussion with practical advice and resources that can help your business. Find out more here.

Requests for Business Intelligence and Assistance

Offer coronavirus support

Tell us how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus by using our online service.

Share the impact coronavirus is having on your organisation

Let us know how the outbreak is impacting your business. Please send your intelligence to intel@beis.gov.uk. Commercially sensitive information will be treated accordingly. Please note that this inbox is only for receiving intelligence and does not provide business advice.

Other useful links

Some aspects of business support are devolved. Specific information for businesses and employers in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales is available. In England, Growth Hubs can advise on local and UK Government business support.