COVID-19 business support and information

Find out about support for businesses affected by COVID-19.

Southwark Business Resilience Support Service

The Business Resilience Support Service offers eligible Southwark businesses access to fully funded business support, designed to help your business survive in these challenging times and thrive long-term. This could mean supporting you to move your business online, become financially sustainable or build your brand.

What this service offers

This service offers:

  • bespoke one-to-one advice and support from an experienced business adviser
  • an in-depth assessment of what you need to help you achieve your business goals, plus a tailored action plan
  • a programme of ‘Lunch & Learn’ virtual workshops facilitated by leading experts
  • peer-to-peer networking sessions with like-minded Southwark businesses
  • access to critical resources, networks and additional support

Check your eligibility and apply

COVID-19 Financial support for businesses

The government and the council offer financial support to help businesses affected by COVID-19, including the following:

Business rates relief

At the budget on 27 October 2021, the chancellor announced a new business rates relief scheme for retail, hospitality and leisure properties.

The 2022-23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rate Relief Scheme will provide eligible occupied retail, hospitality and leisure properties with a 50% relief, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business. 

Government-backed loans

The Recovery Loan Scheme provides financial support to UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the support available or want to discuss an issue affecting your business, email us at;

southwarkbusinessdesk@southwark.gov.uk

You can also sign up to our business e-newsletter, which provides regular updates for Southwark businesses affected by COVID-19.

Page last updated: 05 May 2022

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