This page contains information on COVID-19 assistance available for individuals and businesses.
To help support people who live in Northern Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic the Department for Communities has put in place additional short term financial support for living expenses.
Telephone: 0800 587 2750
This service provides an individual benefit, service and support check
Telephone: 0800 232 1271
A Freephone Helpline has been established to assist those in vulnerable groups to access information, advice and support in relation to COVID-19
The Newly Self-Employed Support Scheme will offer an initial one-off taxable grant of £3,500 to newly self-employed individuals (sole traders and those in partnerships) that meet certain criteria
Financial incentive available to all employers to support the recruitment of new apprentices
A second phase of the COVID-19 Charities Fund will open on 6 January 2021
Business rates exemption for full financial year of 2020-21 for sectors hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.
Government-backed loans for UK-based small and medium-sized businesses ranging from between £2,000 and £50,000. The scheme is open to applications until 31 January 2021
Grants to self-employed individuals or members of a partnership whose businesses have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Self Assessment payment on account, that is ordinarily due to be paid to HMRC by 31 July 2020 may be deferred until January 2021
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid to current or former employees