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

Posted on 24 March 2021

This page was last updated on 24 March 2021

Following the Chancellor's presentation of the Budget on 3 March 2021, there have been changes to the existing grants and schemes available to businesses, as well the introduction of some additional measures. 

We have updated our consolidated checklist of the key Government COVID-19 support schemes for businesses. The checklist includes a brief description, eligibility criteria, availability date and application information in relation to the relevant scheme or grant. 

Since Boris Johnson officially announced the first lockdown measures in the UK on 23 March 2020, the Government's measures to support businesses financially have come in a series of different announcements spread across multiple Government websites. These have been subject to a number of changes and further updates, and the revised grants and schemes are just the latest in a series of changes. For example, the Chancellor's Budget announced, among other things, an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention (furlough) Scheme to the end of September 2021, an extension of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, the introduction of certain additional Government-backed lending schemes and the continuation of some grants via local authorities for businesses required to close. Other measures, including grants introduced to support businesses over the Christmas period, have ended or have upcoming deadlines. 

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

While our checklist summarises the Government's 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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