Coronavirus: Advice for Business

This page is updated regularly with the latest information on Coronavirus support available to businesses - October 2021


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Coronavirus (COVID‑19) support is available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed. Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

Visit: Business Coronavirus Support Finder


The Creative Wales Development Fund

The New Creative Wales Development Fund will include two strands, focusing on supporting projects within the TV and digital content sectors (including games, animation, Createch and creative services). This funding is aimed at Wales based businesses that develop content, products, and services in the Creative Industries. Applications close on Monday 11 October 2021: The Creative Wales Development Fund


VAT rise for hospitality businesses

The reduced rate of 5% VAT paid by hospitality businesses during the pandemic rose to 12.5% on 1 October 2021. This will continue until 31 March 2022. Read more about the changes.


Cardiff Capital Region - call for businesses in South East Wales to shape the support they need for future growth

The Cardiff Capital Region Business Council is reaching out to businesses to determine the services they want for future growth.

To participate in the survey, visit:


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - NOW CLOSED

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now closed as of 30 September 2021. 


Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) - NOW CLOSED

The online claims service for the fifth grant was open for the period 1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021. 


Welsh Government - Economic Resilience Fund to cover July–August 2021 - NOW CLOSED 

UK Community Renewal Fund - NOW CLOSED

The project delivery end date is 31 March 2022.  The Fund is to support people and communities most in need across the UK, creating opportunities to trial new approaches and innovative ideas at the local level.   

Vale of Glamorgan Business Support

In this unprecedented economic crisis, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be keeping businesses updated with the latest information on Coronavirus via this Coronavirus Business Support web page. It will be updated on a regular basis, if you would like to register your interest in receiving email updates regarding business support please enter your details:



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