Coronavirus: Advice on government support for businesses and other financial measures

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The NFU's policy and commodity advisers are working to provide up to date advice on the issues impacting members as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. 

This information will be updated regularly and is summarised in this briefing - Government support for businesses and other financial measures (issue 21, updated 23 October).

Updated and new areas covered in the briefing include:

  • Job Support Scheme
  • Job Support Scheme – businesses closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
  • Letters to businesses about new trade arrangements with the EU from 1 January 2021
  • Business grants (Local Authorities)
  • In England: Planning permissions running out before 31 December extended to May; extended permitted development rights could allow an extra 28 days of outdoor events and new planning guidance to help keep caravan and holiday parks open
  • Countryside Productivity Small Grants Scheme
  • Growth Programme: Questions and answers on COVID-19 response

We've also produced an online flowchart to help you navigate through the various COVID-19 business support packages that have been made available by the government. View the interactive page here or download the pdf version. 

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