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Supporting our business community: COVID-19

Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Both Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City councils continue to liaise closely with the UK and Scottish Governments and will provide clear and concise information for all businesses to ensure timely access to accurate information about all available support.  

Together with partner organisations, both local authorities will work, as far as is practically possible, to lessen the negative impact that is being felt from the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for your business and are here to support you.

Key Contacts:
Aberdeen City Council: businessgrowthteam@aberdeencity.gov.uk
Aberdeenshire Council: econdev@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Business Gateway: aberdeen@bgateway.com OR aberdeenshire@bgateway.com

Local Authority Updates
View Aberdeen City Council's Information for Businesses
View Aberdeenshire Council's Guidance for Reopening Businesses

Find Business Support
Coronavirus advice for businesses in Scotland. Updated daily.

Business Support Finder
A webtool to enable businesses and those who are self-employed to quickly identify the support available to them by filling out a brief online questionnaire. Start now.

Business Support Grants & Rates Relief

Business grants & rates relief are available to businesses. Find out more.

Kickstart is the UK Government scheme providing funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Find out how your business can get involved:
Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeenshire Council

Business in the Community Small Business Support
Business in the Community (BITC) is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. BITC's members across the UK are seeking to find innovative ways to support small businesses through the pandemic and beyond so that they and their communities can thrive and be resilient for the future. Find out more.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund
Provides employers in Scotland who are UK Apprenticeship Levy-payers with flexible workforce development training opportunities. Full details.

Business Gateway
Download an overview of the available support.

Contact Business Gateway Aberdeen City & Shire: 01224 289 725

Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed. Click here.

Sector Support & Guidance
Sector-specific funding, grants and Covid-19 related information, including oil & gas, tourism, built environment and more.

Tax Helpline
If you are concerned about being able to pay your tax due to COVID-19, call HMRC’s dedicated helpline on 0800 015 9559. Lines are open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm and on Saturday, 8am to 4pm.

Employment Support
Aberdeenshire Council: Employment Connect
Aberdeen City Council: Support for Individuals
Business Gateway: Redundancy to Recovery
PACE Facing Redundancy
·         Skills Development Scotland
·         My World of Work: 
Support for those facing redundancy or who have recently been made redundant

The Skills Toolkit
Free digital and numeracy courses to build your skills.

Guidance for UK Businesses Trading Internationally
This is new guidance for UK businesses who are trading internationally. Find out more about the support.


The Association of British Insurers have issued a statement on business insurance cover here and have a COVID-19 Q&A here which includes business insurance, trade credit, income protection and pensions and investments.

The Aberdeen City Region is primed for business and Invest Aberdeen is here to help.
Contact us for information on what the region has to offer

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