- An online toolkit has been published by the Government which includes key messages and digital content you may wish to use.
- Animal licensing
- Business closures - view our guidance for businesses and customers.
- Small Business and RHL grant form (COVID-19)
- Business information and advice email - dedicated contact centre for COVID-19 business information and advice
- COVID-19: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19
- Domestic abuse COVID-19 campaign - Employer pack
- Government guidance to get safely back to work
- Health and safety advice - including Legionella
- Pubs and restaurants - information and advice
- Sign up for email updates about COVID-19 business support
- Wiltshire care providers
- WorkWiltshire - Information, support and guidance including volunteering and emergency temporary vacancies
The Government has announced a number of schemes to support businesses. Regular updates are being made, so please check the Government’s website for the most up to date advice. We have created a helpful graphic which outlines the various business support available. A printable version is available below.
- COVID-19 Support for businesses and the self-employed - printable version
- You can find out more including advice, news and announcements, on the Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub support page.
- Wessex Chambers of Commerce is also offering help and advice to all firms, including non-members. More information is also available from the Federation of Small Business, the CBI and Business West.
If your business is eligible for a grant, we will contact you – you do not need to apply.
We have set up a dedicated page of information for you relating to the grants available.Close
- occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register
- wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage
The Retail and Hospitality Grant Scheme provides businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with a cash grant of up to £25,000 per property.
• For businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of under £15,000, they will receive a grant of £10,000
• For businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of between £15,001 and £51,000, they will receive a grant of £25,000.
- Be self-employed or a member of a partnership;
- Have lost trading/partnership trading profits due to COVID-19;
- Have submitted your Self Assessment tax return for the tax year 2018 to 2019;
- Have traded in 2019-20; be currently trading at the point of application (or would be except for COVID 19) and intend to continue to trade in the tax year 2020 to 2021
- Have trading profits of no more than £50,000 and more than half of your total income for either:
o Your trading profits and total income in 2018/19
o Your average trading profits and total income across up to the three years between 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19.
Self-employed people can also use the online checker which will quickly confirm whether you are eligible and will provide you with a specific date from which you can make a claim.
Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 will be protected from eviction. These measures, included in the emergency Coronavirus Bill currently going through Parliament, will mean no business will be forced out of their premises if they miss a payment in the next 3 months. In the meantime, tenants are encouraged to reach voluntary arrangements with their landlords about rental payments due.Close
A number of private lenders are also making funds available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. We are aware that £2 billion is being made available by Lloyds Banking Group and £5 billion by NatWest. Other lenders may also be launching schemes and businesses must satisfy themselves of the terms and conditions of this before agreeing to loan agreements. Please check with your lender or bank.