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Support and advice for businesses

A full range of business support and guidance on coronavirus is available to businesses, employers and employees.

Business support grants

The government has provided local authorities with funding to support businesses who’ve been mandated to close or been significantly financially affected due to the impacts of Covid-19.

Read more and apply for the support grants

Free support and advice

For the latest updates on support and guidelines from the government, visit the following websites:

New Anglia Growth Hub
Norfolk businesses affected by coronavirus are urged to seek advice.
The New Anglia Growth Hub has trained advisers can provide guidance on a range of matters and possible support.

Financial support finder

The government has provided a tool for employers and the self-employed to check what support is available. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed. Check what is available to you

Covid-19 safety for businesses reopening

As we enter Step 3 of the government’s roadmap out of the current Covid-19 restrictions, you need to make sure you are following up-to-date guidance to protect you, your staff and your customers. See our guidance about reopening safely.

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Small and medium-sized employers with less than 250 employees, are able to recover coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees. Visit for more about the rebate scheme.

Self-employment income support scheme

If you're self-employed (or a member of a partnership) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, you can make a claim through the Self-employment income support scheme.

Apply for a Bounce Back Loan

A loan scheme to help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 launched on Monday 4 May 2020. Apply for the Bounce Back loan on the website.

Job Retention Scheme

Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions if you have put them on furlough because of COVID-19. Visit to make a claim


Business closures

New laws require that certain businesses and those selling food or drink for consumption on the premises must close to reduce social contact. Read more about closures and restrictions


For food businesses

In response to the pandemic we understand that you may need to change the way that you run your business such as providing takeaways and delivering meals in the community. Information for food businesses and voluntary groups