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Government support and grants for businesses affected by COVID-19 – our consolidated checklist updated

Posted on 07 January 2021

This page was last updated on 07 January 2021

With the reintroduction of national lockdown measures and a pause of the tier scheme from 5 January 2021, there have been changes to many of the grants available to businesses, as well as extensions to some existing schemes. 

With these new measures, we have updated our handy consolidated checklist in table format of the key Government Coronavirus support schemes. The checklist includes a brief description, eligibility criteria, availability date and application information. 

Since Boris Johnson officially announced the first lockdown measures in the UK on 23 March, the Government's measures to support businesses financially have come in a series of different announcements spread across multiple different Government websites. They have been subject to a number of changes and further updates.  The revised grants and schemes are just the latest in a series of changes.  For example, when further national and local restrictions were introduced in November and December 2020, the Chancellor announced an extension and increase to the Coronavirus Job Retention (furlough) Scheme to the end of April 2021; extension and increase to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme; the extension of certain Government-backed lending schemes to the end of March 2021; and introduced grants via local authorities for businesses required to close. Some measures announced in the Chancellor's 'Winter Economy Plan', such as the 'Job Support Scheme' were deferred or replaced whilst other grants introduced back in March expired.   

So you can easily see the current schemes, whilst not losing track of schemes which are now closed or deferred, we have set out current, deferred and closed schemes in separate parts of the table.

While our checklist summarises Government support for businesses, there are other ways of managing the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your business. If you would like to chat through your circumstances and the potential solutions available please let us know.

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