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

Latest updates:

More information for individuals and businesses in Wales

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


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