Following the Bailiwick's move into Recovery Stage 3 on 22nd March 2021, the Business Support scheme has been scaled back in recognition that most of the on-island economy is able to trade at normal or near normal levels.
Summary of support provisions from 1st April 2021
- Travel and Tourism related business continue to be eligible for Business Support due to the border restrictions until end of September 2021. (Subject to further review when changes to the border restrictions are made)
- The Visitor Accommodation Support Scheme and the Tourist Attraction Support scheme are separate schemes and will continue to support the industry where needed until March 2022.
- Registration in now closed for the Business Support scheme.
Details support provisions from 1st April 2021
- The level of support provided will be based on the impact on turnover of the businesses.
- Businesses that are trading at less than 40% turnover for the same month in 2019 will receive 100% payroll support, for the minimum wage to a maximum of 42 hours per week per employee, including the self-employed and sole traders.
- Businesses that are trading with a turnover of between 40% and 70% for the same month in 2019 will receive 80% co-funding payroll support, based on the minimum wage to a maximum of 42 hours per week per employee, including self-employed and sole traders.
- Businesses that are trading with a turnover above 70% will not be supported.
- Support is paid monthly in arrears.
- Application criteria and rules apply.
Eligible businesses can apply for support here: https://business-support.gov.gg.
Questions regarding the business support package should be directed to the Business Support team via email email@example.com or telephone 743803 (Phone lines are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).
For our most frequently asked questions go to: https://covid19.gov.gg/faqs