Business support, advice and funding

 Coronavirus (Covid-19): advice and information for businesses

The government is in the process of introducing a number of measures to support local businesses at this time and you can keep up to date with these on the GOV.UK support for businesses webpage. You should also check out the range of resources and guidance available from the Business Growth Hub which includes ten steps to take now and access to informative webinars.

Coronavirus financial support

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.

Visit the coronavirus financial support web page on the Business Support website

Coronavirus and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities

The government has issued non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities. 

Read the guidance on the GOV.UK website

Job retention scheme

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, UK employers with a PAYE scheme that was created and started on or before 28 February 2020, will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. 

Visit the Business Support website for more information

Business Rates Grants

The Chancellor has announced a number of measures to support businesses, one of which is the award of business grants to eligible businesses with a rateable value of up to £51k.  We are currently writing to all eligible businesses.

Find out more and read our FAQs on the Business Rates Grants page

Town Centres Loan Scheme

Unfortunately, due to the current crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the measures in place to combat the outbreak, the Trafford Town Centres Business Growth Programme is now temporarily closed to applications. 

Read more on the Invest in Trafford website

Food safety advice on businesses wishing to offer a takeaway food service

Whether you are a restaurant, pub, coffee shop or home caterer, you may have decided to alter your business to offer a delivery or takeaway food service during the coronavirus outbreak. Offering delivery or takeaway food may mean your food safety procedures and controls need adapting. We have put together a short guide of food safety issues to consider. 

Trafford Council is committed to helping businesses in Trafford to grow and prosper. We work closely with business support agencies across Trafford and beyond to give you easy access to any support or information you may require.

Use the links on this page to access information about the range of business support and council services available to Trafford based businesses.

Alternatively, Trafford Council’s Strategic Growth Team is available to assist you with any questions or issues you may have regarding the future growth of your business. Email us at