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Covid-19 Guidance: Tuesday 23rd March

24 March 2020

The government has released guidance and support measures specifically for businesses and employers related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub will be updating their web page daily.

Support available for businesses to deal with impacts of COVID-19

A package of measures is available to support businesses including:

  • a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • deferring VAT and Income Tax payments
  • a Statutory Sick Pay relief package for SMEs
  • a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England
  • small business grant funding for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
  • grant funding for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme

Frequently Asked Questions on support available through Government.

If you would like to receive updates on the government’s response to COVID-19 you can sign up for email alerts.


Visit Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Growth Hub for more information: 

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