National lockdown business support:
Local lockdown business support:
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG):
Business rates relief:
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS):
Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS):
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS):
Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF):
Kickstart Scheme grant:
Different support is available for businesses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
England is set to come out of the second national lockdown on December 2, but the picture will look very different for businesses around the country as Boris Johnson’s tier system resumes.
Cities in the North, such as Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham, will face the toughest levels of restrictions under tier 3, meaning pubs and restaurants must close, cinemas will shut and most outdoor mixing of households will be banned.
Meanwhile, London and the South East face tier 2 restrictions, meaning pubs may only reopen if they offer “substantial” meals and last orders are called at 10pm. Outdoor meetings are subject to the “rule of six” but businesses can reopen.
The Government has already extended various support measures into next year after a tidal wave of anger swept through the retail and hospitality sectors at the prospect of the withdrawal of furlough and other financial support ahead of the second lockdown.
But the withdrawal of other measures create a murky overall picture for businesses facing opening restrictions and fewer customers.
With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extended through to the end of March 2021, and the Job Support Scheme (JSS) currently postponed, here is a rundown of the support currently on offer to British businesses: