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To find out the latest information and advice about coronavirus in Torbay see our coronavirus section.

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Business and tourism

Information on the advice and support available for businesses and tourism settings in Torbay as a result of coronavirus.

Please note that due to annual billing the grants application form will be offline from 4 to 10 March, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The government’s response to the COVID-19 is unprecedented, and we would urge businesses to take advantage of all the help that is available.

Support available to businesses

  • Loans, tax relief and cash grants
  • Employers might be eligible for financial support to pay wages
  • Self-employed people might be eligible for a taxable grant covering 55% of trading profits

Find out what financial support schemes you may be eligible for

We are working with the TDA to develop an action plan for Torbay’s economic recovery. Together we have been seeking input from the Torbay Business Forum, Torquay Chamber of Commerce, Paignton Chamber of Commerce and Brixham Chamber of Commerce.

We are also working with partners across the region, such as our neighbouring councils and the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership to ensure that the region as a whole gets the support it needs – both now and in the future.

We are preparing to release payments to all businesses to cover the period 16 February to 31 March.  This payment covers 44 days and ranges from £1,467 to £3,300 depending on your circumstances.  

Businesses that have previously received a grant will receive an email between the 4 and 14 March confirming the new amount.  Payments to eligible businesses will be received by 19 March.


Financial support

Grants are currently available from 5 November to 31 March.

  • If you have applied since 5 November 2020 you do not need to reapply
  • If you have not yet applied, you must apply before 31 March 2021 for any grants up to 15 February.  Any applications made after this point will only receive payment from 16 February onwards. 

Find out about the financial support currently available for businesses in Torbay during the national lockdown and Tiers 2, 3 and 4 restrictions.

Support and advice

Support, advice and resources for different types of businesses in Torbay.

Running your business

Applications available to help you run your business during the current restrictions.

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