This is a fast-moving issue and information should be read as correct at the date of publication (19 November 2020).

The Government has announced financial support initiatives for businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, including:

  • Employment schemes: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS);
  • Business loan schemes and finance agreements: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes (CBILS and CLBILS), Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), the Future Fund and Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF);
  • Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
  • Business rates relief and grant funding;
  • VAT deferrals;

amongst others. This paper provides data on the number of applications and total support provided under each of the above schemes. It will be updated regularly as data becomes available; data on the loans and employment schemes is published monthly. 

The attached excel contains lookup tables that allows users to view available data by Parliamentary constituency. This includes data for the:

  • Coronavirus business loans schemes (CBILS and BBLS),
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS),
  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
  • Business rates relief and grants (England only).

This document previously included data on the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme by Parliamentary constituency – this has been removed following its removal from GOV.UK, with the explanation:

In the process of preparing official statistics on the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme it became apparent that previously published management information by parliamentary constituency was incorrect. This data has now been removed and should not be used.

Data on the names of businesses receiving support is only published for the Covid Corporate Financing Facility and is provided in the excel attached to this briefing.

Further analysis including industry and regional data on the employment schemes is provided in the Library briefing paper: Coronavirus: Impact on the labour market (CBP 8898).

Information about the support schemes such as eligibility conditions is provided in the Library briefing paper, Coronavirus: support for businesses (CBP 8847).


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