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COVID-19/Coronavirus: Links to support and advice

COVID-19/Coronavirus: Links to support and advice

24 March 2020

  • Updated on 7 April

The impact of COVID-19/coronavirus on the health and wellbeing of the UK's population and economy is already being felt, with the situation likely to continue for weeks and months to come.  

It is important to remember that there is support available for businesses and individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the disruption. In this post, we'll be collating links to where you can access business support schemes or sources of advice for individuals. 

We have also collated advice for directors on steps they can take to safeguard their businesses – read more here

Support, advice and help are available, from the Government, from the insolvency and restructuring profession, from professional and trade associations, and from charities. The most important first step is to seek professional advice if you need it.  

If you are worried about your or your business's financial situation, you can seek advice from an insolvency practitioner or a restructuring expert. R3's "Find a member" can help put you in touch with a qualified, professional source of advice near you. Just enter the name of your town, and hit "search".  

The lists below are divided into "general", "business", and "individual" categories. Members of the insolvency and restructuring profession should see this list of advice, information and resources.



NHS 111: Health advice   

UK Government: 

HSC Northern Ireland  

NHS Scotland  

Public Health Wales 

Scottish Government: Advice hub  

Welsh Government

NI Direct



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UK Government: 

Guidance from Public Health England/BEIS for employees, employers, and businesses   

Scottish Government: Funding sources to support businesses in Scotland facing coronavirus 

HMRC: Tax helpline  

British Business Bank: 

Financial Reporting Council: 

Financial Conduct Authority: Delaying annual company accounts during the coronavirus crisis 

HM Treasury, Bank of England: Covid Corporate Financing Facility 

UK Finance: COVID-19 minisite   

Business Debtline: Help for sole traders and businesses  

ACAS Wales 

Association of British Insurers: Insurance coverage Q&A   

CBI: Coronavirus hub 

Institute of Directors: Coronavirus support hub  

Federation of Small BusinessesAdvice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed 



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UK Government:

Department for Work and PensionsCoronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses   

Accountant in Bankruptcy (Scotland): Debt Arrangement Scheme - Information for DAS clients 

Turn2us: Support page  

StepChange: Coronavirus page  

National Debtline: Coronavirus help and support  

Money Advice Service: 

Money Advice Scotland: Coronavirus: dealing with debt and money worries 

Surviving Economic Abuse: Economic abuse and the COVID-19 outbreak 

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