Latest Government Advice
Merthyr Tydfil BID is working hard to provide as much practical help, support and advice to its members as possible.
This page will be updated regularly with links to such advice, as well as the latest BID activity.
From today 4th May, businesses can apply for a new Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan scheme (BBLS). This new scheme, announced last week, helps small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000.
If your business has been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak take a look at the COVID-19 Business Support Eligibility checker to see what support your business could access
COVID:19 Support for Businesses Podcasts
Businesses that were not eligible for the Welsh Government’s business rates or self-employment grants will now be able to apply for support from the new Economic Resilience Fund.
This new grant scheme will see an initial £100m set aside for microbusinesses and a further £300m for SMEs and larger businesses. Follow the link below for further information
UK Government in Wales: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletin
Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities
Updated government guidance for employers and businesses
Business Wales coronavirus webinars
Media Wales launches initiative to support local businesses
Welsh Government announces £500m Economic Resilience Fund
Government announces scheme to support self-employed
Extra protection for commercial tenants
Latest direction on which businesses must close
Coronavirus – Support for small businesses
The Welsh Government is making funds available for non-repayable grants for small businesses with a rateable value of up to £51,000.For more information and how to apply visit
Updated UK Government information for employers
Updated UK Government information for employees
Business support from Welsh Government
ACAS advice for employers and employees
Business support and other information from UK Government