Coronavirus - If you are a resident and need support relating to COVID-19 please call our Help Hub on 01603 430431 — We are currently asking people to only come into our offices for essential visits by pre-appointment. Where possible, people should contact us by phone or email or through our website. For up-to-date information about our services and links to useful advice, see our Coronavirus page

Additional business support

If you are not eligible for a grant or rates relief, or if you need further support, there are a number of other measures announced by the Government that could help to support your business. We would recommend you look through each in turn to determine if you are eligible.

Support for employers

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough)

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of April 2021. Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus.

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate

If you're an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Support for the self employed

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been extended until April 2021. Find out if you are eligible and how much you can claim.

Self-employed eligible to apply for Universal Credit

Self-employed people are now eligible to apply for increased amounts of Universal Credit if you are on a low income or out of work.