Support for businesses

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Workplace rapid testing

Businesses can now access free twice-weekly rapid testing for their staff.

Business Support Grants

There are a number of grants available that cover the restrictions put in place by the Government.

Commerical Suppliers Updates

Commercial Services will be aiming to keep suppliers to the Council updated on a regular basis as the situation around COVID-19 develops.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to businesses

Business support schemes

The Kickstart Scheme

Provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

Coronavirus Bounceback loan

Apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses to access loans and other kinds of finance up to £5 million. The government guarantees 80% of the finance to the lender and pays interest and any fees for the first 12 months.

Claim for wages through the 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.

Apply for the Coronavirus Future Fund

The Future Fund provides government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors.

Growth hub website

Visit the Growth Hub for free advice and information on local and national business support, sources of finance and help to build business resilience.

Business Rates information page

You can find out about; rate relief and support, grants for businesses, expanded Retail Discount 2020/21, nursery schools relief, discretionary grant funding.

Welcome Back Fund adviser webchat

Phone: 0800 998 1098

Phoneline and webchat open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

HMRC online help

HMRC have online help set up to help businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus.

Money saving expert help for self employed and small Ltd Companies

Business regulatory support website

Food and Drink Federation

National Farmers Union

Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board


Seafood Cornwall

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