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Useful Links

We have compiled, and will continue to update, a list of helpful links for you and your business:


Businesses need to approach participating banks and lenders to apply.

For more information about this scheme visit the British Business Bank website.

CJRS (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme)

Click here for UK Government information about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

There is also an additional step-by-step guide to applying for the CJRS on the HMRC website - here.

Self-employment Income Support Scheme

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) who have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Click here for more information

HMRC – VAT & Self-assessment deferrals

Because of coronavirus you may be able to defer some tax payments without paying a penalty. You can:

Contact the HMRC coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline if you cannot pay any other tax bills because of coronavirus.

£10K & £25K Small Business Support Grant Schemes

Click here for NI Business Information about the above.

General UK Government Resources

General Government guidance to assist employers, businesses and their staff in addressing COVID-19 – click here.

Claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Government has also released guidance for the Charity Sector – here.

Health & Wellbeing

Department for Health advice.

NHS advice: for coronavirus information.

If you are feeling under pressure from the financial and emotional burden brought on by the coronavirus situation, support networks are available including Mind and the Samaritans.

COVID – 19 & Anxiety – 7 steps to help improve your mental health, by Action Mental Health.