Covid-19 business support - latest updates
We understand the concerns of businesses and self-employed people across the county at this very difficult time. We are here to give advice and support to all County Durham businesses, large and small.
Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)
Source: Government, published 15 December 2021
The government announced this new fund on 15 December 2021. A local scheme based on the governments guidance (Gov.uk: COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)) has been designed and full details can be found on our Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) page.
2022/23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief scheme
Source: Government, published 27 October 2021
As part of the Budget on 27 October 2021 the Chancellor announced the introduction of a new business rates relief scheme for retail, hospitality and leisure properties.
See Rate relief.
New support for businesses linked to Omicron variant
Source: Government, published 21 December 2021
The government has announced new financial support for England. It's expected that around 200,000 businesses in England will be eligible for grants.
Business Durham Government Support
Source: Business Durham, published 9 March 2021
The government has provided a new round-up of the financial support available to UK businesses.
Government announces updates on a range of support measures for businesses
Source: Business Durham, published 4 March 2021
The government has announced in the budget updates on a range of existing support measures and introduced some new initiatives that will provide help for businesses dealing with the economic impact of the pandemic.
Government boost to rapid workplace testing
Source: government, published 7 February 2021
New government drive to increase workplace testing in sectors open during lockdown, to detect Covid-19 in people who are not showing symptoms.See Gov.uk: Government boost to rapid workplace testing.