The coronavirus situation is a worrying time for many of us, but there is help available. If you run a business, self-employed, an employee, unemployed or a home-maker, we’ve pulled together some web links of the resources and guidance available.
Whatever your financial situation, now is the time to cut back where you can, review your outgoings and increase your income if you are able. This guide from the Money Advice Service is a good place to start. www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/how-to-save-money-on-household-bills
If you are struggling with your gas, electric or other utilities then do contact them; they know that this is an unprecedented situation and they do have resources to help.
What you could be entitled to https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you
Self Employment & Universal Credit https://www.gov.uk/self-employment-and-universal-credit
Employment & Support Allowance https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance
Covid-19 Small Business Government Grant https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-get-the-government-3000-coronavirus-grant-2549866/
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-apply-for-a-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-2549863/
Citizen’s Advice living costs advice https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/help-if-on-a-low-income/if-youre-struggling-with-living-costs/
Emergency Funding https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/emergency-funding.aspx
Money Advice Service https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money