Coronavirus Financial Information

The information on this page is for other Financial Support due to Covid-19.

Support for small and medium-sized businesses:

Job Retention Scheme

Find out if you're eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus (COVID-19). GOV.UK - Support for businesses through the CoronaVirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

This scheme is set up to repay employers the current rate of SSP that they pay to current or former employees for periods of sickness starting on or after 13 March 2020.GOV.UK - Guidance Claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Business Resilience and Recovery Grant Scheme

The Business Resilience and Recovery Scheme delivered by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, will provide support to businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk that have been affected by the coronavirus and are looking at ways to recover and strengthen their business performance.

The scheme provides interventions to help businesses to adapt and cope with the effects of the downturn, safeguarding businesses and jobs.

There is a limited pot of funding available to support companies across the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk, so we're looking for companies to bring forward investment projects that will have a significant impact on their business, and grant applications will be considered on "first-come, first-served" basis.  For more information please visit the New Anglia LEP's website

Support for Self Employed:

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme - Extension

The UK Government recognises the continued impact that coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on the self-employed and has taken action to provide support.

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant extension provides critical support to the self-employed in the form of 1 further grants, The online service for the fifth grant will be available from late July 2021.

More information can be found on theGOV.UK website.

Tax Payments

If you deferred VAT between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can:

  • pay the deferred VAT in full on or before 31 March 2021
  • opt in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme when it launches in 2021
  • contact HMRC if you need more help to pay

GOV.UK - Self Employed - Deferral of VAT Payments Update

If you owe a debt to HMRC you may be eligible to receive support with your tax affairs through HMRC's Time to Pay Service.Further information can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Working Safely

The government have released guidance concerning how to work safely during coronavirus. This includes guidance for tradespeople working in people's homes. Detailed information can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Universal Credit

If you're getting less work or no work because of coronavirus, you may be able to make a claim for Universal Credit.More information and eligibility criteria can be found on the GOV.UK website.

As well as grants introduced as a result of the coronavirus, there are other grants that you may be eligible for.  For other assistance that is available please view our Business Finance page   

Last updated: 19/07/2021 09:05:37