This page was last updated on 05 May 2021
We have updated our consolidated checklist of the key Government COVID-19 support schemes for businesses, now that a number of schemes have closed and others been modified or have become available. The checklist includes a brief description, eligibility criteria, availability date and application information in relation to the relevant scheme or grant. You may also find it handy to refer to our COVID-19: Government Support for Business Timeline, which – as well as grants and loans - also covers some of the insolvency related protections and shows when they will end.
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. For example, the Chancellor's Budget on 3 March 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.
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.