Advice and guidance from the Federation of Small Businesses

Small businesses play a huge part in our local community.I will keep pushing to get them the support they need during this public health crisis.Click the link below to the Federation of Small Businesses website to see useful COVID-19 resources:

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has gone live today.Click this link to find a step-by-step guide on how to calculate a claim.I will keep pushing to get workers the support they need to get through this crisis.

Information on support for businesses

If you're a Barnsley-based business, employer, employee or self-employed click the link below to find out what help is available to support you during the Covid-19 outbreak: British Business Bank has lots of information on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme which provides financial support to smaller businesses that are losing revenue because of Coronavirus:

Guidance and support for businesses

The latest Government guidance for businesses can be viewed here.The latest information on Government support for businesses can be viewed here.

Government Call to Action

The Government has issued a Call for Action for manufacturers to help with the production of ventilators.This is so important - if you are able to help, you can enter your details using this link.   The Government is also looking for offers of help in relation to property, logistics, food supply, and other medical equipment.If you think you can help, email:, and provide as much information as possible in your email.

Support and advice for businesses

The Government has announced a support package for businesses in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including £330 billion of Government-backed loans, grants for small and medium businesses, business rate holidays, and a dedicated HMRC helpline.Read more on the Government website on the details of the announcement and ways you can access support. Information on measures announced by the Bank of England to support businesses can be accessed here.And advice from ACAS for employers and employees can be accessed here.I will continue to update this page with further information as new measures and further details are announced.