Coronavirus Business Support
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 the Prime Minister’s announcements on 22nd February 2021, we can now release the latest round of Business Support Grant payments. This is only for those businesses that have a live Business Rates liability. Further updates will be provided as soon as possible about those that do not have a Business Rates account and have benefitted from the local Discretionary Grant payments.
Meanwhile, the Phase 4 business grant information is now online. Below, you’ll find a summary of all grants currently available for businesses in Barnsley.
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?
*NEW - Business Support Grant Update 23/02/2021
Update as of 23/02/2021
Phase 4 business support summary
Local Restrictions Support Grant
For January 2021 Lockdown restrictions
Discretionary Grant 1 - Businesses forced to close that do not have a Business rates account
Discretionary Grant 2 - Hardship scheme for open businesses
Discretionary grant 3 - Supply chain industry to the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, and entertainment sectors
Coronavirus support by sector
View the support available broken down by business sector.
Financial support to help social enterprises
Practical Support and Guidance
Rapid results tests for workers
NHS test and trace
Supporting your business to return to work
Update from 5/6/20
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
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Extended through to April 2021
Job Support Scheme
Paused during national lockdown Janurary 2021
Financial support for Taxi drivers
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.
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
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
Latest Coronavirus news
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