Get help for your business

Help and support for your business, including advice on closing and opening, loans and grants, business support information and help for your staff. Also what to do if you are self-employed.

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As the government removes the remaining domestic restrictions in England we have a range of to help you develop and grow your business.

Business support

Find advice and local and national support for your business

Business rates discounts

Which businesses can get a discount (relief) on their rates and how to make a claim

COVID-19 early outbreak management

Quick-reference guides to help you quickly identify, report and respond to any potential COVID-19 outbreak within your local workplace

Guidance for businesses in Essex

Essex County Council has produced some guidance for employers and businesses on what you need to know about the national restrictions

Self employed support during the coronavirus outbreak

Information and support for self employed people