Business Support

Business Support

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.

All information can be found here on the government’s website.

This helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.


ChamberConnect is a series of interactive virtual events by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce which have been designed to support businesses and their staff through the current Coronavirus crisis.

These events will allow you to learn, ask questions and stay up-to-date on a variety of topics which will be affecting your business at such an uncertain time.

Tune in via video conference app Zoom, available to download on any device.

Upcoming ChamberConnect events

ChamberConnect: Overcoming Cashflow Challenges
Presented by Kayleigh Williams from Duncan & Toplis
Tuesday 31st March 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Register here

ChamberConnect: Financial support explained for self-employed
Presented by Richard Hallsworth from Nicholsons Chartered Accountants.
1st April 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Register here

ChamberConnect: Job Retention Scheme Update
Presented by Oliver Tasker, Partner at Wilkin Chapman
Thursday 2nd April 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Register here

ChamberConnect: Q&A with Greater Lincolnshire LEP & Lincolnshire County Council
Presented by representatives of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and Lincolnshire County Council.
7th April 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Click here to register for this event

More to follow soon!

The latest Coronavirus updates and guidance


NEW Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The scheme will provide a grant to self-employed individuals or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month.

Guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) to support all employers, and apprenticeship training and assessment providers, to retain their apprentices

Guidance on the closure of all retailers that sell non-essential goods and other non-essential premises.

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments





Guidance about maintaining educational provision for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities.

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules: drivers supplying supermarkets

Delivering our public services

Production and supply of ventilator components


Stay at home guidance for people with confirmed or possible Coronavirus infection.

Guidance on advice to provide to staff including:

– how to help prevent spread of Coronavirus;

– advice for the certification of absence from work resulting from Coronavirus.

Information on the support available to businesses impacted by Coronavirus.


A number of private lenders are making funds available to small businesses impacted by Coronavirus, including £2 billion from Lloyds Banking Group and £5 billion from NatWest.

The UK government is also advising businesses to:

– build their own resilience by reviewing their business continuity; and

– develop an understanding on the potential impacts to their supply chains, customers or other factors critical to their operations.

To share your thoughts and experiences, please contact us:
01522 523333

Get more advice and business support

Visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub

Coronavirus Advice Hub