Financial measures for parishes

The UK Government has issued financial measures and a package of support for businesses, including charities, through the period of disruption caused by Coronavirus. The National Church has published this guidance for parishes. 

Download the guidance from the National Church.

The guidance covers:

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Deferring VAT payments
  • Statutory Sick Pay relief for Small and Medium-sized businesses
  • Business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England
  • Grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • HMRC Time To Pay Scheme 

The guidance was prepared from the available information as of 22 March 2020. Please take further advice from local authorities, HMRC, professional advisors to check how these measures might impact your organisation. 

Download the guidance from the National Church.



Stay informed

Our dedicated Coronavirus page on the diocesean website has an archive of key announcements, statements, pastoral notes and changes to diocesan policy. You can also sign up to our new Coronavirus Briefing to receive important updates from the Diocese of Chester. 

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