Coronavirus Business Support


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Supporting Barnsley businesses

Welcome to the home of Barnsley’s business support. If you are a Barnsley-based business, employer, employee, or self-employed person, please use this web page to find out which support you are eligible for and how to access it. You can also sign up for our regular newsletter here.
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Covid Business Support

Following an announcement on 21/12/2021 – The chancellor has set out measures to help England’s hospitality sector as it struggles with a collapse in bookings sparked by the rise in Covid cases.

a £1bn fund including cash grants of up to £6,000 per premises for each eligible firm.

He said the government would also help certain firms with the cost of sick pay for Covid-related absences.

The chancellor also announced an extra £30m to help theatres and museums.

We will provide further information, including how to access these grants when information is provided by central government.


Business support packages are in place to allow for ongoing business costs, rather than lost income. If you’re suffering from lost income, see advice here.
We also have support for employment skills and access to jobs in Barnsley here.

Did you know that we also offer support for start-up businesses (under 3 years) through our Launchpad service. Why not get in touch?

Coronavirus Support by Sector

View the support available broken down by business sector.

Financial support to help social enterprises

Practical Support and Guidance

Workplace vaccination advice for employers across Barnsley.

Rapid results tests for workers

NHS test and trace

Supporting your business to return to work

Update from 12/4/21

Guidance for UK businesses trading internationally

Business redundancy support

Redundancy support for the employee

Barnsley Employment Skills & Training

Report a business for not complying to guidance

Download our social distance posters

Financial Support

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Extended through to April 2021

Job Support Scheme

Paused during national lockdown Janurary 2021

Financial support for Taxi drivers

Kickstart Scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

VAT & Tax

Self Employed Income Support Scheme Grant Extention

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)

Sheffield City Region Skills Bank

Further advice and resources

We’ve brought together a wide range of further resources to help you and your business during this period, including advice and available technology to enable working from home, advice on banks and finance and links to business support organisations. See what’s available below.

Local welfare assistance scheme

Government advice for employers.

Useful links to support and tools to help your business

Workplace Health and Wellbeing

Takeaway / Delivery service advice

HR Support - Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Businesses and premises to close

Guidance for food businesses on coronavirus

Animal owners and businesses dealing with animals - Covid-19 advice

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

What to do if you think you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Information for Barnsley residents

Do you have any questions or need any help?

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