Business Advice

We have some informative links if you are a business that requires help during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to update this page and relevant links.

Please note - Businesses in the D2N2 area will be contacted in due course if they are eligible for rate grants and do not need to contact the Authority.


6 April 2020

In figures. What the Council has been doing since the coronavirus crisis hit our district.

3 April 2020

Council to provide £20m+ of support to businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

27 March 2020

D2N2 Growth Hub – providing support for businesses during the Coronavirus crisis.

Key information for businesses making redundancies or businesses with recruitment opportunities. (.pdf | 62kb)

Government support available for landlords and renters reflecting the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

24 March 2020

Extra protection for businesses - Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction.

23 March 2020

British Business Bank - The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) opens for applications from 23 March 2020 and can provide facilities of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow. Apply on the British Business Bank website.

You can also receive email updates on local crime informaiton and new scam's to avoid on the Derbyshire Alert website.

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. Find out more about these updated packages of support​​​​​​​.

Business Support Links

Business rate advice - The Chancellor announced in last week’s Budget that the current 50% retail discount would be increased to 100% for 2020-21 and expanded to include all occupied retail, leisure and hospitality premises. Guidance is provided on the types of use that will be eligible for the discount.  Broadly they are hereditaments that are being used for the following purposes:

  • a. as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues,
  • b. for assembly and leisure; or
  • c. as hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation.

The Council will be fully funded for the cost of the discount.

Government announces protection for renters and landords affected by coronavirus

Government support and advice for businesses

Derbyshire County Council support for residents and businesses

D2N2 Support for Businesses

NHS guide to Coronavirus and what to do if you think you or any of your employees might be infected.

The World Health Organisation has more detailed information including videos on best practice and posters to download to inform your workforce. There’s also a useful myth-buster section and advice on when face masks are appropriate.