Support for businesses

There is a range of support available to local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus job retention scheme

The coronavirus job retention scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021.

Workers in any part of the UK can retain their job, even if their employer cannot afford to pay them, and be paid at least 70% of their salary up to £2,187.50 a month.

The scheme is being phased out. Find out how grant levels are changing.

Financial support for businesses during coronavirus

Support is available for:

Support from Enterprise M3 LEP Growth Hub

The Enterprise M3 Growth Hub has a dedicated page to provide the latest government advice and you can also contact their Growth Hub advisers on 01483 478098.

Look after yourself

These are very stressful times for business owners, employees and those out of work. Please visit our mental health support page for links to organisations that may be able to help you.

General enquiries

If you would like further information on the schemes detailed above or are looking for other business support, you can contact the Economic Development team by email at