Coronavirus Business Advice Links & Updates






  • Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
    The SEISS has been extended. If you’re eligible for the second and final grant, and your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020 you’ll be able to make a claim in August. You can claim for the second grant even if you didn’t make a claim for the first grant. Find out more here.

Key Links from Dorset Council


GOV.UK    Guidance COVID-19: support for businesses

The Business Support Helpline number in England FREEPHONE 0800 998 1098. The helpline provides free, impartial business support and signposting services to businesses in England – which currently includes business advice on Covid-19.

New Webinars from Dept of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Why not check out the useful webinars about working safely through the Covid-19 pandemic in various areas of industry.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Join Government Money Advice Service Facebook group, Coronavirus and your Money for money news and updates as soon as available, as well as a place to ask money questions, share worries and help others out.

Resources for your business: 

Coronavirus hub – a regularly updated information portal for all government updates, FAQs and other relevant information.

A series of interactive webinars – aimed directly at Chambers and businesses across the UK and overseas.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce: 

We know there are huge concerns regarding the potential impact of Coronavirus and we’re doing all we can to support the business community through these challenging times.

If you have an enquiry about Coronavirus or would like to apply for the Government grant(s), please complete the Dorset Gateway Business Support Form and return to to help us respond to you as quickly as possible.

Alternatively, please call the team on 01202 714800. We are receiving high volumes of enquiries and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

To request support visit in the first instance.

Watch Ian Girling and Dorset Chamber videos on LinkedIn at and

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As the country gradually emerges from #CoronavirusUK lockdown, thoughts will turn to getting businesses up and running again.

There will be many things to consider, but we are on hand to support you. Whether it’s planning the end of furlough, reviewing your business succession plan or assessing and adapting your procedures and practices, we’ll provide you will some useful guidance and tips on a range of topics.

Sometimes we all need a bit of extra support. If your business needs advice on the JRS, VAT deferrals, grants, CBLIS, or managing cash flow during the pandemic we’re offering free 30 minute calls with qualified accountants. Book a call now 📲

This link is to the latest post with guidance for the self employed, webinars and various links.

Managing Partner, Richard Bugler is running a weekly live webinar update for businesses on Mondays and Tuesdays, basically a summary of the key issues in the past week – with Q&A                       Recordings of all past webinars are now on their website, with details of future ones.

C-19 Business Support Service

1:1 support for Dorset businesses and charities during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Immediate and ongoing expert mentor support to navigate your challenges with up to 3 months free of charge (and 90% subsidised thereafter).

Open to all micro, small and medium size businesses on a confidential basis.

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert:  Coronavirus help and your rights

Coronavirus Self-Employed & Small Limited Company Help

Sage offers advice for all businesses.

In response to the ever-changing situation surrounding Covid-19, leading cloud business management solutions provider, Sage has set out to ensure that the small and medium-sized businesses can find and receive all the support and advice they need in these difficult times, with the creation of a Coronavirus advice-hub, here –

A bit more about the hub…

A trusted partner to over a million UK businesses, the hub provides straightforward, practical advice, with experts are on hand to offer guidance on everything from financial help and government support, to tips on keeping a business running when working from home.

Key resources on the hub include:

  • A Coronavirus Business Support tool
  • A constantly updated, in-depth guide, showcasing each level of support available to businesses
  • A daily webinar, a 30 mins walk through providing advice to get through the current climate