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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

What help is available business and self-employed people in financial difficulties?

Information about businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities.

All businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC's Time To Pay service. These arrangements are agreed on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual circumstances and liabilities.

If you are concerned about being able to pay your tax due to COVID-19, call HMRC's dedicated helpline on 0800 0159 559.

The Government are intending to make available access to a Hardship Fund, details of which will be made available and updated on this website when available.

You can also contact the Berkshire Growth Hub via email (info@berkshirebusinesshub.co.uk) or telephone (01344 388005) for further, free advice and support.

https://www.berkshirebusinesshub.co.uk/news/coronavirus-advice-businesses


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