Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business and Employers

Advice and guidance for business and employers in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance from

nibusinessinfo has advice for businesses on common questions including:

  • managing staff health, leave and absence
  • managing business operations
  • help with tax
  • help with late payments
  • managing cash flow pressures
  • claiming insurance
  • assistance with business rates

For more information visit the website

Financial support for businesses in Northern Ireland

Businesses in Northern Ireland can access the following schemes:

  • COVID Small Business Grant
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Retail Sectors Grant Scheme

More information on these schemes will be made available at website

There are also a number of UK wide government schemes that businesses in Northern Ireland can access.

These include:

For more information visit the website

Business support helplines

HMRC tax helpline

HMRC has set up a helpline for businesses and self-employed people who are concerned about paying their tax due to  coronavirus (COVID-19). Call 0800 0159 559 for help and advice.

Invest NI helpline

Get help with your business online, or by calling the Invest NI Helpline. Telephone: 0800 181 4422