Support for businesses

Support for businesses

Information on the support available for businesses affected by Coronavirus.

Find out more about

Reopening of Businesses

More information about the re-opening of businesses is available on our Open for Business page.

Support schemes

Government Support Schemes website

A new website has been created to outline all of the support available to businesses to help through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

View the Business Support Government website (Opens in a new window).

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19). To find out more information of what you need to claim and how you can make a claim visit the government retention scheme webpage (Opens in a New Window).

Protection from eviction for commercial tenants

Measures have been put in place to protect commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of Coronavirus. Read the Government's guidance on rent for commercial tenants (Opens in a new window).

Grants for self-employed people

Information about the Government's Self Employment Income Support Scheme (Opens in a new window).

Apply for Grants

A new £20m grant scheme was recently announced by government, a proportion of which can be accessed by businesses in Broxtowe

The grant scheme, which will be administered at a local level by the D2N2 LEP is specifically aimed at SMEs, to help them recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The funding for successful applicants will come in the form of a payment between £1,000 and £5,000, which can be used to support one or a combination of the following activities:

  • Access to technology or new equipment in order to get back on track or diversify,
  • Access to professional advice such as HR, legal or financial to aid business decision making and risk management.

The D2N2 Growth Hub is currently working hard to finalise the application process for these grants and will provide further information on the eligibility criteria as soon as it’s available. EU procurement regulations will apply to this funding.

Expressions of interest (EOI) can now be made to the Growth Hub, by completing a short form and providing some early business details. 

Access more information and the EOI form (Opens in a new window).

Guidance and advice

Guidance For Food Businesses

View the Government's guidance for food businesses (Opens in a new window)

Businesses who are still operating and may be able to offer services including takeaways or meals on wheels can register on our Open For Business page.

D2N2 Business Support

D2N2 have created a dedicated support page where businesses can find further information about the support available.

Find out more on the D2N2 website (Opens in a new window).

Futures for Business

Are you a business looking for support through the Covid-19 crisis? Futures work with businesses in Nottinghamshire looking to manage, motivate and support their workforce.

Some of the support that Futures can offer to help support businesses includes:

  • Recruitment support 
  • Candidate pool
  • Redundancy support
  • Apprenticeship delivery
  • Training provision 
  • Sub-contractors and employment agencies
Visit the Futures for Business website (Opens in a new window), call 0345 850 8899 or email


Some Nottinghamshire businesses have been burgled after closing during the pandemic. We are urging all business owners who have an unoccupied premise to ensure all possible security measures have been taken and report anything suspicious to the Police. You should also be aware of scammers who may try to target businesses by phone, text, email or online about business grants.

Staying up to date

The easiest way to stay up to date with the Council's updates is:

Further information

Advice in other formats

Doctors of the World are providing regular updates of translated guidance based on the NHS and the UK government’s advice and health information. The information is translated with the support of British Red Cross, Migrant Help, Clear Voice, and the Eastern European Resource Centre and is aimed at the migrant and asylum-seeking communities in the UK.

Advice dealing with COVID-19 in HMOs

As we move into the recovery stages of COVID-19, the Government guidance has been updated and we want landlords and tenants to have the latest updates and answer a few questions that they may have. You can find all the latest guidance at



Economic Development
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