Business Measures

Mar 18, 2020


A package of measures to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19 has been announced since Budget day last week.

This package includes the following:

  • a statutory sick pay relief package for SMEs;
  • a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England;
  • small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief;
  • grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000;
  • the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance; and
  • the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme (see above).

Note: not all of the above measures apply UK wide.