COVID-19 Quick Advice: Support for business

Many businesses of all sizes across the UK have been hard hit by the sudden and unprecedented economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

However, there are many sources of assistance and advice to help businesses get through this very difficult period and come out the other end.

Find the latest information on support for businesses at

There is also a business helpline number – 0300 303 0660 – which is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm.

And here are further links to some of the main sources of help and advice for businesses:

East Lothian Council Economic Development Team

Scottish Government

Federation of Small Businesses

Scottish Enterprise

Business Gateway

Scottish Chambers of Commerce


Skills Development Scotland

Scottish Retail Consortium

Scottish Tourism Alliance

Creative Scotland

UK Finance

Ready Scotland