COVID-19: Any specific information relating to Pembrokeshire will be updated at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus or How to apply for a Covid-19 test, gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test

Business Advice and Support

Help for Businesses – COVID 19

Business Support Finder Tool

UK Government ‘support finder’ tool will help businesses and self-employed people to quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Use the Business Support Finder Tool


Economic Resilience Fund

Following the First Minister’s announcement of a short firebreak, the Economic Resilience Fund is being enhanced to almost £300m, which includes an extra £150m to support to businesses affected by the firebreak. It also includes an additional £20m to the £80m fund already announced to help businesses develop in the longer term, of which £20m has been ring-fenced for tourism and hospitality.

The third phase of ERF also includes a Lockdown Business Fund which will be delivered by local authorities to eligible businesses of:

  • Every business occupying a property with a rateable value of £12,001 or less will be eligible for a £1,000 payment. 
  • Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses forced to close during the firebreak lockdown period occupying a property with a rateable value between £12,001 and £51,000 will be eligible for a £5,000 payment.
  • A discretionary £2,000 top-up grant will be made available on an application basis for those businesses with a rateable value of £12,000 or less who are forced to close by the firebreak lockdown.
  • A further discretionary £1,000 grant will be made available to businesses on the same basis where they are materially affected by local lockdown measures for 21 days or more prior to the start of the firebreak lockdown period.

Cultural Recovery Fund

The latest funding is part of the Welsh Government’s £53 million package to support the culture and arts sectors which are coping with a dramatic loss of revenue as a result of the pandemic. Visit here for more details.


Welsh Government Financial Support and Grants

See more details and how to apply: Business Wales Financial Support and Grants


Business Rates

Businesses in the Hospitality, leisure and retail sectors with a Rateable Value of below £500,000 are eligible for 100% business rates relief for the financial year 2020/2021.


Support for Employees

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme November 2020 - April 2021

Under the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying their employees’ salary for those who would otherwise have been laid off due to COVID-19.


Job Support Scheme

The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce. The scheme will open on 1 November 2020 and run for 6 months.

For more information: Job Support Scheme 


Statutory Sick Pay Support

For more information: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses


Support for the Self Employed

Self-employment Income Support Scheme (claim on or before 19 October 2020)

For more information: Self Employment Income Support Scheme

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant extension

The grant extension is for self-employed individuals who are currently eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and are actively continuing to trade, but are facing reduced demand due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

For more information: Support for Self Employed 


Further financial Support

Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme

Details of the fund, eligibility and application process can be found on: Development Bank of Wales

*Important update* Due to the unprecedented volumes of applications the Development Bank of Wales is now fully subscribed for the Covid-19 Wales Business Loan Scheme. 


Business Interruption Loan Scheme

For more information: Business Interruption Loan Scheme 


Bounce Back Loan Scheme

For more information: Apply for a Coronvirus Bounce Back Loan 


Support for Fisheries Sector

For more information: Welsh Government: Grant to help Fishing Sector


Food Safety Standards

Information for Businesses open during Coronavirus


BT: Small Business Support Scheme

Information for Small Business Support Scheme 


Kickstart Grant

If you are an employer looking to create jobs placements for young people, apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme.


Covid 19 Innovation Support

Ensuring that your business is COVID-19 safe and compliant while remaining productive and profitable can feel like a huge challenge. But help is available, at no cost to manufacturing businesses in Wales, through SMART Innovation programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

From helping your business to operate safely and meet the necessary guidelines, to working with you to identify other opportunities to make your company more productive and profitable, SMART Innovation is here to help. Make your business safe, efficient and productive today. 

Hundreds of businesses have already benefited from the SMART Innovation programme.

Find out more now: Innovation Support  

*The UK Government has guaranteed funding for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects until programme closure.

 

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We would also like to hear from businesses in order that we can understand how much support is required.

 

Contact us via email via covid19businesssupport@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

 

Useful links and other support available: Useful Links

 

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