Government support and grants for businesses affected by COVID-19

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. They have been subject to a number of changes and further updates. We have pulled together this handy checklist in table format of the key schemes. We’ve included a brief description, eligibility criteria, availability date and application information. While the table lists Government support for businesses, there are other ways of managing the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your business. We would be delighted to chat through your circumstances and the potential solutions available.

For information on the tax treatment of various Government support schemes outlined in the table, see our piece on the HMRC consulting on tax treatment of COVID-19 support.