COVID-19 Assistance Available

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organisations and government have offered schemes and assistance to help individuals and businesses through the current situation.

Business Gateway is being responsive and reactive to the needs and challenges Peterhead businesses face due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Below you will find a list of free business resources and links to funding information that may be useful to you at this difficult time.

The government announced a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for UK employers to support their operations that have been affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Employers can use a portal to claim for 80% of furloughed employees’ (employees on a leave of absence) usual monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contributions on that wage. Employers can use this scheme anytime during this period.

The scheme is open to all UK employers that had created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on 28 February 2020.

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