Business support during coronavirus outbreak
Making decisions in this kind of environment is hard. Our dedicated coronavirus page brings together the latest on government support for your business, advice across themes such as supporting your staff and communicating with customers, how leaders like you are reacting right now and the best of what the rest of the web has to offer.
Find out what government support is available
This page details all of the Coronavirus business support available to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. We will keep it updated as more information is announced by government.
This page details all of the coronavirus business support available to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our FAQs page is constantly being updated to provide you with the latest information you need to make important decisions.
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Key theme summaries
In times like this we know it is hard to cut through the noise and get to the advice and guidance that is going to be helpful for you. We've done the leg work for you and curated the best the web has to offer across nine key coronavirus business themes. Scroll through our carousel and find the area you're most in need of support in.
Insurance policies for SMEs
Coronavirus is the ultimate unforeseen event that insurance policies were designed for. However, what you might be covered for can be unclear.
Staff welfare during the outbreak
Coronavirus is already having a significant impact on staff welfare. How you protect your workforce could prove vital to the health of your business.
Pivoting your business
With social distancing guidelines likely in place for months, many of you may be thinking about a plan B – pivoting your business for a temporary period.
Controlling fixed costs
It’s always good to control your fixed costs but, during the coronavirus outbreak, it could make all the difference to the survival of your business.
Managing your business cash flow
The delicate balance between sales, creditors and debtors has been disrupted by coronavirus. Finding ways to manage cash flow has never been more important.
Protecting customer relationships
There’s lots individual companies can be doing to protect customer relationships and revenue streams, even in cases where operations have had to be halted.
Managing your supply chain during the outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak means most businesses are facing challenges when it comes to managing supply chains – but there are some simple steps you can take.
Rent, rates and business property
With the outbreak of coronavirus, many firms are facing the temporary closure of their primary business property. But there are some steps you can take.
Your company’s legal obligations
As the coronavirus outbreak continues it's important to stay up to date with how new developments affect your legal obligations as a business owner.
How to guides to help you through the crisis
As the coronavirus outbreak places unprecedented pressure on British businesses, leaders throughout the country are having to make hard decisions fast. Our how to guides are designed to help you navigate through those big calls, one step at a time. Scroll through our carousel below and find the big decision you're most in need of guidance on.
How to reduce your workforce in a controlled way
The coronavirus outbreak has made the prospect of job losses and the need to reduce your workforce immediate. Here's how to do it in a delicate way.
How to come up with new revenue streams
While there is lots of government business support available during the coronavirus outbreak, it may be time to start thinking about new revenue streams.
How to collaborate with other businesses
With demand for many products and services falling fast, learning how to collaborate with other businesses is one way to lessen the coronavirus impact.
How to monitor staff wellbeing of remote workers
For owners and managers, perhaps the most important coronavirus question is how do you monitor staff wellbeing if you’re not in the same building every day?