Coronavirus (Covid-19): Emergency support for businesses

Information on the emergency support for businesses because of Coronavirus. 

Recovery Loan Scheme

The Recovery Loan Scheme supports access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out more about the Recovery Loan Scheme (external website)

Statutory Sick Pay 

Employees who follow advice to stay at home and who cannot work as a result will be eligible for statutory sick pay (SSP), even if they are not themselves sick. 

Visit the gov.uk for more information on Statutory Sick Pay  (external website)

HMRC Coronavirus support helpline

A dedicated helpline has been set up by HMRC to support businesses and self-employed people in financial distress and with outstanding tax liabilities to receive support with their tax affairs.

Find out more about the HMRC Coronavirus helpline (external website)

Insurance

Businesses that have cover for both pandemics and government-ordered closure should be covered, as the government and insurance industry confirmed on 17 March 2020 that advice to avoid pubs, theatres etc. is sufficient to make a claim.

Insurance policies differ significantly, so businesses are encouraged to check the terms and conditions of their specific policy and contact their providers. Most businesses are unlikely to be covered, as standard business interruption insurance policies are dependent on damage to property and will exclude pandemics. 

Extra support for the welfare system

The Department for Work and Pensions is looking to support all those who are affected by corona virus by providing information and details regards claiming benefits

Citizens Advice Denbighshire (external website) are also able to assist you with making an initial claim or helping you update your existing one.

Citizens Advice: Coronavirus - what it means for you (external website)