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Find out what financial support schemes you may be eligible for.
Support is available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors.
Products and government schemes that could be right for you
Loan schemes OpenClose
Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)
The Recovery Loan scheme launched April 2021 is now closed.
The new iteration of the Recovery Loan Scheme has launched August 2022.
Bounce Back Loan Top-Up
This scheme is now closed. If you’d borrowed less than 25% of the annual turnover on your BBL application, top-ups were available.
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
This scheme is now closed. Loans of up to £5 million and no interest payments for 12 months were available.
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS)
This scheme is now closed. Loan Terms and Revolving Credit Facilities were available to support businesses with a group turnover of over £45m.
Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF)
This scheme is now closed. It helped large businesses affected by coronavirus through the purchase of their short-term debt.
Tax and rates OpenClose
If you can’t pay your tax bill on time
You may be able to delay some tax payments without paying a penalty, if you're unable to pay on time because you've been affected by coronavirus.
Business rates relief
If your business is in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector, or a nursery, you may be eligible for business rates relief.
Your employees OpenClose
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for furloughed staff is now closed.
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) due to coronavirus
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme has now closed.
If your business is facing tough times, our guidance could support you to work through the impact.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) hub
See our latest guidance, support and advice relating to coronavirus. Find out what financial help is available and get business support to deal with the impacts.
Working with British Business Bank
BBL, CBILS and CLBILS are managed by the British Business Bank on behalf of, and with the financial backing of, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
British Business Bank plc is a development bank wholly owned by HM Government. It is not authorised or regulated by the PRA or the FCA.