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A newly launched business ‘support finder’ tool from the government is aiming to help businesses across the UK quickly determine what specific financial support is available to them throughout the pandemic.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown to curb the spread, the government has rapidly introduced a raft of measures to help businesses across the UK survive as trade disappears across multiple sectors.

With so many support packages being announced, often without key details which are provided later, it has resulted in many business leaders struggling to keep up with all the financial assistance on offer.

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The new online ‘support finder’ platform asks business owners to fill out a simple online questionnaire which the government says will take only minutes to complete.

Once filled out and submitted, the support finder tool with direct the user to a list of all the financial support they may be eligible for, as well as next steps for taking advantage of the vitally-needed aid.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak commented: “We’ve launched an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs, businesses and incomes during these challenging times.

“Millions are already benefitting and this new online tool will allow firms and individuals to identify what help they are entitled to in a matter of minutes.

“We are doing everything we can to make our support as accessible and as easy to navigate as possible.”

It comes following an unprecedented level of financial aid to businesses from the government since the outbreak, including:

The business ‘support finder’ tool can be accessed here.

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