Latest information on Covid-19 financial support

Coronavirus developments are unfolding at a rapid pace, leaving many businesses struggling to keep up with the latest guidance and opportunities for support. Find out more about the different opportunities available to businesses and individuals in York provided in our information centre below.


Support for businesses


Help for self-employed

  • The Liberal Democrats are lobbying the government to provide support to the 12,000 self-employed people in York. More information to be provided when announced.
  • Income Tax Self-Assessment payments due on 31 July 2020 have been deferred until 31 January 2021. This is automatically applied.
  • If you are not already receiving benefits you might be able to claim Employment and Support Allowance:
  • If you already receive benefits like Tax Credits or Housing Benefit, you might be entitled to more money while you are off work. Speak to the office paying you for more information.
  • If you are already receiving Tax Credits: update your change in circumstances
  • If you are already receiving Universal Credit: update your change in circumstances
  • If you are already receiving Council Tax Support or Housing Benefit: update your change in circumstances


Help for individuals


Useful platforms for businesses

  • York Mix is offering a free slot on its #SupportAYorkBusiness platform.
  • York Press has launched a new campaign which includes free advertising slots for all SMEs.
  • is a free tool allowing businesses to get online.
  • is also promising a platform for local businesses, with the website in development.


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