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Coronavirus Business Support and Advice

With so much information out there accessing COVID-19 business recovery support can be overwhelming. Here we have provided links to the various support programmes available through Government.

If your business has been affected by the pandemic or you are unsure what support is available please get in touch with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Hub for support and advice. Email info@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk or call 0800 032 3488. You will speak to an accredited Business Adviser who can help you navigate the Government support packages, and identify what other business recovery programmes and funding you're eligible for.

You also use the Government's financial support finder.

Business Rates

The following Government schemes have been implemented by the Council:

  • Retail Discount Relief
  • Nursery Rate Relief
  • Small Business Grant (£10,000)
  • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (£10,000 or £25,000)
  • Local Authority Discrectionary Grant Fund
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant Schemes

The schemes for Small Business and Retail, Hospitality & Leisure grants have closed. Retail Discount is still available, although businesses must show they were in occupation on 11th March in order to be eligible.

Business Support Measures

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses. On the Government's financial support pages you can find information on: