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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 and Nursery Relief

The Government announced on 3 March 2021 that Retail Discount Relief and Nurseries Discount Relief will be extended into 2021/22. 

Business Support Grants (paid via the Council)

Further information for businesses legally required to close under Tier 3, Tier 4 or National Lockdown provisions or where the business has remained open and has been severely impacted by the pandemic where restrictions have been imposed.​

Restart Grants

Announced in the Budget on 3 March 2021. Further information on these new grants. 

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: