Coronavirus: Business Support

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to businesses

  • Loans, tax relief and cash grants are available

  • Employers might be eligible for financial support to pay wages

  • Self-employed people might be eligible for a taxable grant covering 80% of trading profits

What you can do now

  • Find out what financial support schemes you may be eligible for

  • Make your workplace COVID-secure

  • Check if you can claim a grant if you’re self-employed

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Making your workplace COVID-19 secure

For businesses that can remain open, the government has published social distancing guidance to help keep everyone safe. 


Support for businesses affected 

Watford Borough Council Advice & Support

Watford Borough Council have set up a dedicated website with information for Watford businesses. Their website is being updated constantly with more information as details of support are filtering down from the Government. If you have any queries regarding business rates or access to grants please go to their website by clicking here to find out more. 

The government recognises the huge challenges faced by many businesses in light of the Coronavirus epidemic. In both the Budget, and subsequent Downing Street Statements, the Chancellor has announced a range of support for businesses and the economy. 


For any questions regarding Watford Borough Council business support scheme, they can be directed to this email:


Watford Borough Council also have dedicated webpages with advice for businesses to reopen safely.