Support for Businesses

The Growth Hub acts as a ‘gateway’ so that your business can access support when you need it the most and within the shortest timeframe.

The Government has announced several support schemes and we are on hand to provide more detail on each of these and what they mean for you. If you can’t find what you are looking for, have any questions or you prefer to speak to someone – please email and we will arrange to call you.

You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed. To find out what support is available and most suitable to you and your business, take a look at the handy Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support finder.

If you are self-employed and have been affected by COVID-19, the online Business Support Checker can help you to find out if the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is right for you and if you’re eligible to claim a grant. It’s easy to use, the only information you need to hand is your Self-Assessment Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number and National Insurance number.

Download the Self Employment Income Support Scheme Guide. Alternatively, contact us if you have any questions or need help with your application.

For more information and the latest guidance that Government is issuing, click here.

To discover the Recovery Roadmap, the document that outlines a re-opening timetable, dependent on whether the appropriate social distancing guidelines can be adhered to and the Government’s five tests:

  1. Protecting the NHS
  2. A falling death rate
  3. R less than one
  4. Testing and PPE in place
  5. No risk of a second peak being met.

View our pages below for more information:

Financial Support for Businesses
Business Advisory Support
Re-Start to Growth
Employers – Where To Go For Guidance
Advice for employers and individuals
Workplace Skills Support
Useful Online Guides To Discover
Lifting of Lockdown and Economic Recovery
Call for PPE support – Can You Help


What’s New
The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced. More details on the scheme can be found in the guide here.

Discover the latest work from the Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis Mayor here.

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