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Government business support

This page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.

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Public health guidance

Advice for businesses on reopening safely.

Other advice and support

National lockdown - business premises closures

We are under national lockdown restrictions. To reduce social contact, some businesses will have to close and there will be restrictions on how some businesses provide goods and services. Businesses providing essential goods and services can stay open.

The government has issued guidance setting out the restrictions that certain businesses and venues in England are required to follow.

Read the guidance


Government guidance on hotels and other guest accommodation

Information for key workers

Car parking

NHS staff can park free of charge in any council owned car parks (with the exception of Regent Arcade car park). NHS staff wishing to use our car parks should display their permit available from their employer. Staff working in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been allocated designated parking.

Growth Hub support and advice

If you are looking for business support and information in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Gloucestershire Growth Hub is providing free advice and support for businesses across the county. Please complete the dedicated request form so that the Growth Hub can get you the most up to date information, and free support as quickly and efficiently as we can.

Economic recovery plans

We are working quickly alongside multiple partners and stakeholders to support the borough’s economic recovery.

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Latest news

Keep an eye on our news feed for the latest updates from the council.

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HMRC tax helpline

HMRC have launched a helpline for help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus.

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FSB advice

Advice for small businesses and self-employed from the Federation of Small Business

Local business organisations

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Cheltenham BID

Cheltenham Business Improvement District website.

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GFirst LEP

View latest updates and sign up to their newsletter.

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Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce website.