Advice for businesses regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn what support is available for businesses in Suffolk to cope with the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Last updated: 7 April 2020 (reviewed daily)

Many businesses must now be closedRead the guidance for businesses and premises on GOV.UK.

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The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is happy to offer help and advice to any Suffolk business that has questions or concerns in these challenging times. It doesn’t matter if your business is a Chamber member or not.

New Anglia Growth Hub

Get free business support and advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis from qualified advisers. It's a challenging time and information is changing very quickly.

Federation of Small Business (FSB)

The FSB has created a hub to support businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The hub aims to answer many questions for small business owners and the self-employed. 

Information is available to you regardless of whether you are a member of the FSB or not.


HMRC now have a helpline for any businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID19).

Borough and District Councils

Businesses are to receive financial support in the form of grant funding announced in the government’s package of measures designed to help smaller businesses. Borough and District Councils are responsible for payment of these grants, and can support businesses through the process:

Closing certain businesses and venues

On 23 March the government stepped up measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives. All businesses and venues outlined by the government must now close.

Find advice about how to report a business if:

  • a business is not closed or complying with social distancing directives
  • you have concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) related scams
  • wish to report an incident of social gatherings or social distancing

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