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22 October 2020

UK Government

Business Support

Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19). See also

A Plan for Jobs 2020
The UK government published this policy paper on 8 July setting out the second phase of its response to the Covid-19 crisis with a targeted Plan for Jobs.


Self-employment support

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. If you're eligible and your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you must make your claim for the second grant on or before 19 October 2020. (17 August 2020). The Money Saving Expert websitehas useful advice on applying for this scheme.


Advice on working safely and social distancing

Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic (11 May 2020). Includes specific advice for offices and shops.

Staying alert and safe (social distancing) - UK Government advice for people in England (11 May 2020). NOTE that the Scottish position is different ie Stay at home and away from others (physical distancing) - Scottish Government advice for people in Scotland (11 May 2020).


Emergency powers, response and travel advice 

Emergency powers. The UK Government published guidance on the Coronavirus Bill (its emergency powers legislation) on 17 March 2020: What the Coronavirus Bill will do. The Bill received Royal Assent and became law on 25 March 2020: see the UK Parliament website.

UK Government response

FCO travel advice