15, April, 2020
Download our guide – COVID-19: Business Support
Who can I talk to?
The Federation of Small Businesses offers the following advice on people you should talk to if you’re having difficulty. This page has plenty of detail including contact information – worth a visit.
- Talk to your bank about finance options. In addition to considering new overdraft facilities, banks and finance providers should also be lenient on things like loan repayment
- Talk to your customers about payment and chase large businesses for immediate payment
- Talk to your Government about business support
- Talk to HMRC about time to pay your tax, sick pay costs and employment allowance help
- Talk to your local authority about your business rates, grants and hardship funds
- Talk to your landlord about a rent holiday
- Talk to Jobcentre Plus about benefits for the self-employed
Looking after your mental health
People struggling with their mental health during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered additional online support and practical guidance to help them cope.
COVID-19 will be causing stress and worry for small businesses and the self-employed, and it is more important than ever to make sure you are taking steps to support your own mental health as well as that of any employees you may have.
- Mind has issued tailored support for mental health in the wake of COVID-19, which includes tips for taking care of your mental health if you have been asked to stay and work at home
- Heads Together Workplace Wellbeing hub
- NHS has a good page on Mental health and wellbeing with lots of options
People struggling with their mental health during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will be offered additional online support and practical guidance to help them cope. This can be found on the GOV.UK website.
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