Coronavirus and businesses

An old church in the shadow of a skyscraper in London.
The City of London. Image courtesy of Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay
Find out what help there is for businesses and employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and how London & Partners is supporting London’s ecosystem.

As London's business growth and destination agency, it’s our job to attract international businesses to London and help London businesses grow overseas.

Part of that job also includes sharing relevant industry resources – you’ll find useful links below which should provide you with the latest information on dealing with coronavirus.

The UK's recovery

The Chancellor has set out a Plan for Jobs, which includes a £2bn Kickstart Scheme aimed at providing employment opportunities for young people and £1.6bn in additional funding for employment support schemes, training and apprenticeships.

Find out more about the scheme

Official government resources

Support for businesses

The government has created a large economic stimulus package designed to protect businesses and employees. From interest-free loans to grants for SMEs, there are several options businesses can access during this time.

Quick links:

Find the full list of what’s available and more information on the government's coronavirus support website.

For employers: working safely during coronavirus
Find out how to make your workplace COVID-secure. 

WhatsApp information service
Sign up to receive regular and trustworthy updates.

Visa advice
Explore the steps you need to take to extend your visa. 

Other resources

Travelling to and around London
See the latest official advice, resources and information for visiting London.

Pay It Forward
The Mayor of London is helping businesses pre-sell goods and services in advance through its free crowdfunding platform. Signing up is easy and Londoners can also nominate their favourite local business to get involved.

London Business Hub
Register for a one-to-one telephone appointment, download a checklist with the key steps and access resources from leading trade organisations.

Support from London & Partners

London & Partners is working with business groups, the Mayor of London and other stakeholders to advise on how government and others can support London’s businesses.

Our series of webinars offered advice on how to manage this period and on wider skills which we think may be useful to you.  

Looking ahead, London & Partners is already planning for the economic recovery. We are working with industry in preparing for consumer demand and investment to return, building a plan for how we respond.

Find out more