Support For Businesses

During the current COVID-19 emergency the Council will be making use of its established Tendring4Growth e-bulletins to keep local businesses up to date with the latest information. You can register to receive e-bulletins here.

Useful Links and Contacts

Government Grants for Businesses (25-03-20)

  • You must already be registered with Tendring District Council as the Rate Payer, even if you are not paying rates at the moment (for example, you receive some or 100% small business rate relief).
  • The council will be sending out letters to all those eligible for the grant. If you haven’t received a letter in approximately 7-10 days and think you may be eligible, please email
  • Businesses which as of 11 March were in liquidation or were dissolved, will not be eligible.

Government Support for the Self-Employed (27-03-20)

  • Detailed information on support for the self-employed can be found by clicking here
  • A list of FAQs has also been produced to guide the self-employed through the available support, which you can access by clicking here
  • This scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months. This may be extended if needed.
  • You can apply if you’re a self-employed individual or a member of a partnership and you:
  • have submitted your Income Tax Self Assessment tax return for the tax year 2018-19
  • traded in the tax year 2019-20
  • are trading when you apply, or would be except for COVID-19
  • intend to continue to trade in the tax year 2020-21
  • have lost trading/partnership trading profits due to COVID-19
  • Your self-employed trading profits must also be less than £50,000 and more than half of your income come from self-employment.

Latest News

DWP Job Centre Sites

There have been a number of changes to the way people claim benefits. Any of your employees or Service users who may be considering making a claim for Universal Credit, Employment & Support Allowance or Jobseekers Allowance to make a claim online in the first instance, please DO NOT ask them to attend their local Jobcentre.

All face to face interviews for Universal Credit, Legacy and New Style Benefits have been temporarily suspended. We expect this measure will be in effect for the foreseeable future. If anyone is considering making a claim, they can do this online.

Last updated on: 30/03/2020 - 16:12