The network for trade,
training and development
The UK Government has published the 'COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021', setting out
the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. (22 February
Financial support for businesses during
coronavirus (COVID-19). See also
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. If
you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been
impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible to claim the
grant. Details about the fourth grant will be announced on 3 March
2021. (13 May 2020 and updates)
The Money Saving Expert website has
useful advice on applying for this scheme.
For the newly self-employed in Scotland who are
ineligible for the above, see the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund which is
open for 4 weeks from 15 February 2021.
Guidance to help employers, employees and the
self-employed understand how to work safely during the
coronavirus pandemic (11 May 2020 and updates).
For guidance for Scotland, see Coronavirus (COVID-19): creating and maintaining
safer workplaces. (15 December 2020 and updates)
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
FCDO foreign travel advice