Assistance Programs
United Kingdom 

The UK's Top Programs

The UK has a number of options to support individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large businesses. Below is a list of some of the top programs for small and medium-sized businesses. Click the button below to learn more.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Under this temporary scheme all UK employers who had created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on February 28, 2020. Employers are eligible to claim 80% of furloughed employee’s usual monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month.

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Deferred VAT Payments

Under this scheme businesses can defer Value Added Tax (VAT) payments for 3 months due between March 20, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

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Deferred Self-Assessment Payments

Businesses can defer self-assessment payments due before July 31, 2020 for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Payments can be deferred until January 2021.

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

This scheme is aimed at supporting self-employed individuals who have lost income due to COVID-19. Individuals may claim a taxable grant worth 80% of trading profits up to £2,500 per month for the next three months.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

This scheme supports SME’s with access to loans, overdrafts, invoice finance, and asset financing of up to £5 million and for up to 6 years. Businesses will avoid upfront costs as the government will cover the first 12 months of interest payments and any lender fees.

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Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries.

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Google Ad Credits for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

Google is giving small and medium-sized businesses (SMB’s) worldwide $340 million in ad credits. Businesses that have had active Google Ad accounts since the beginning of 2019 will automatically see notifications of credits in the coming months.

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