Grants and Loans explained

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Dear Members,

Please see Graph Below which explains who qualifies for what, according to the Government proposals.


I dont know how much help these guys will be, and dont want to point you in the wrong direction, and or waste your time, however this information is available and it seems only right to share it. Also there are some sector specific contact details below, who might be able to give you the inside track.



Business Support Helpline
If you want to talk to someone about how the government schemes apply to your business, you can contact the Government’s Business Support Helpline for free advice:

England: 0300 456 3565 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Scotland: 0300 303 0660 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm)

Wales: 0300 060 3000 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm)

Northern Ireland: 0800 181 4422 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm)

HMRC Helpline
HMRC have additional helplines, including one set up to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus on 0800 0159 559.
Also, HMRC are delivering a programme of webinars on measures to support employers, employees and the self-employed through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19:

You can also attend future free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

New technology challenge to support people who are isolating
£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus.
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Support from Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations
The Government is speaking to business representative organisations daily to better understand and respond to business needs.

Each sector has its own organisation that you can search for online:
Organisation Find out more

Advertising Association (AA)
Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space (ADS)
Airport Operators Association (AOA)
Arts Council England
Association of the British HealthTech Industries (ABHI)
Association of British Insurers (ABI)
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Association for Decentralised Energy (the ADE)
Association of Independent Museums and Museums Association
Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE)
Association of Labour Providers
Association of Professional Staffing Companies Ltd (APSCo) Contact
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) f8e205792be8adadf43630166035c27d5
British Frozen Food Federation
British Ports Association
British Retail Consortium (BRC) Contact Tom Ironside, Director of Business & Regulation (
Build UK
Charted Management Institute (CMI)
Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
Confederation of Business Industry (CBI)
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Country, Land and Business Association (CLA)
09 April 2020

Organisation Find out more
Energy UK
Engineering and Machinery Alliance Email initially to be linked to sector specialists.
Enterprise Nation
Federation of Small Businesses
Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Food and Drink Federation (FDF) To get in touch, use this email:
Institute of Directors
The Law Society of England and Wales
Make UK
Management Consultancies Association (MCA)
The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) To get advice, contact Julia on
National Farmers Union (NFU) gn=covid19

National Museum Directors Council – Museums
Oil & Gas UK (OGUK)
Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)
TechWorks To get advice, use this email:
UK Finance
UK Hospitality To get in touch contact:
UKspace If you would like to get in touch, please contact
UK Sport

2 Responses

  1. Wendy Johnstone
    | Reply

    Really helpful to have everything all in one place.

    • Nick Brown
      | Reply

      Thank you Wendy,
      Happy to be of Help


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