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Website Maintenance and Payments Offline

Due to maintenance, our website may be unavailable at times from midnight on Friday 10 July to 6pm on Sunday 12 July. 

Our payment system will be unavailable on Sunday 12 July from 12:30 to 4:30pm. We can't take any payments while we complete this process.

We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause, but we'll have things back up and running normally as soon as possible.

What help is there available to businesses who are struggling to pay their staff?

Information about if you are struggling to pay your staff

On 20 March the government announced the creation of a new job retention scheme which will cover up to 80 per cent of wage costs backdated to 1 March, for a period of three months, or longer if needed.  Grants are likely to be available to businesses within weeks and more information can be found on the gov.uk website.

The business loans that were previously announced will be available from Monday 23 March and will now be interest free for 12 months (was 6 months).

You can read more information relating to COVID19 and businesses here.