Latest news and guidance from the government

Updated guidance and support to help your business during Covid-19.

What's new?

Job retention bonus

Further information has been published on how businesses can claim the government’s Job Retention Bonus. 

Applications for job retention bonus

Check your eligibility and find out how to apply. 

Advice for food businesses

Guidance for all workplaces involved in the manufacturing, processing, warehousing, picking, packaging, retailing and service of food has been updated. Please see the latest version here.  

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

30 November 2020 is the last day you can submit claims for periods ending on or before 31 October 2020. After this date you will not be able to submit any further claims or add to existing claims. More here.  

Further guidance on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant extension

Guidance is available on how HMRC will work out your trading profits and non-trading income if you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus.  A video on how to claim the second grant step-by-step is also available