Coronavirus Support for Businesses

Government Guidance

The Chancellor has set out a package of support for businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. All the various packages and help available is detailed on the Government Business Support website.

Using the government’s business support finder tool can help you find out what financial support schemes you or your business may be eligible for.

As well as the above the government has a dedicated website which has been created to help businesses find the right support, advice and information to help with the impact of coronavirus on your business.

Lichfield District & Tamworth Borough Council

Businesses liable to pay Business Rates may be eligible for packages of support set out by the Chancellor administrated through your local Council.

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes and Fund

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes and Fund are designed to support UK businesses that are losing revenue and seeing their cashflow disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and are being delivered by the British Business Bank through 40+ accredited lenders and partners.

The schemes and funds are available to micro, small - medium and large businesses and include the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (CBILS) and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).

Further information can be found on the British Business Bank website.  

The economic development teams at Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough Council work with partners, who all cover Lichfield and Tamworth areas, to support local businesses by understanding the potential impact of coronavirus on business and by providing information to help businesses understand the support on offer. These partners include:

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The Federation of Small Businesses has developed a resource to provide advice and guidance to small businesses and the self-employed about COVID-19. Visit the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) website

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce will continue to connect, support and grow businesses throughout this unprecedented period as they continue to #KeepBusinessMoving. Visit the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce website

Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce

The Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce has created a coronavirus toolkit in response to the outbreak. It includes: actions businesses can take to prepare, advice and best practice from national organisations, and useful links. Visit the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce website

GBSLEP Growth Hub

If you are concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on your business, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Hub can offer guidance and support to ensure you are prepared to act quickly as the situation develops. They can update you on the latest support being offered by the government and also help you to continue operating.

Call the helpline on 0800 032 3488, email the info@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk or get in touch with one of the Growth Hub account managers directly:

SSLEP Growth Hub

The Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub offers business support information for companies concerned or affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. It includes, business resilience, budget announcements, key measures for COVID-19 support, grant support / rebates and online resources for businesses and employers. Visit the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub's website