Covid-19 Guidance D2N2 Growth Hub

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers designed to support employers whose operations have been severely affected by Covid-19. This scheme has been extended until 30th September 2021.

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Employers can use the portal to claim for 70% of furloughed employees (employees on a leave of absence) usual monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contributions on that wage. Employers can use this scheme any time during this period.

The scheme is open to all UK employers that had created and started a PAYE payroll scheme on or before 28th February 2020.

Further Information and Eligibility Criteria


Kickstart Scheme

The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain, a £2b fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at people aged between 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment.

This scheme is live until June 2022.

Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

Find more guidance and promotional materials, click here

Local Authority Support for Businesses

Local authorities can receive information and funding from the Government specifically for their local area.

Details, eligibility criteria and application forms for the Local Restrictions Support Grant, and any other local discretionary funding, can be accessed by clicking on the logo of your local authority below. The date that these grants are available may vary between local authorities.

If you are unsure which local authority you are in, click here

Find Your Local Authority

Amber Valley Borough Council


  Derby City Council        


Newark and Sherwood District Council

Ashfield District Council


Derbyshire Dales District Council


North East Derbyshire District Council

Bassetlaw District Council


Erewash Borough Council


Nottingham City Council

Bolsover District Council



Gedling Borough Council


Rushcliffe Borough Council

Broxtowe Borough Council


High Peak Borough Council


South Derbyshire District Council

Chesterfield Borough Council


Mansfield District Council




Redeployment Triage Service

The Redeployment Triage Service, administered by Futures who are the National Careers Service provider for the East Midlands, will match those recently made redundant with new work in sectors experiencing a surge in employment demand such as food retail, care, and distribution.

The service also engages with employers needing to make redundancies to ensure a smooth transition for employees into new work.

This information is for all businesses and employers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who are having to make changes to their workforce as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Further Advice, Guidance and Support

Building Business Resilience

  • The Building Business Resilience Programme is a support package available to businesses across the East Midlands.

  • The current focus is very much on offering practical support and guidance around Covid-19.

  • Click here for Upcoming Events

Learn More about Building Business Resilience


Universal Credit


Covid-19 Safe


Sector Specific Guidance

Webinar Programme

Our face to face Growth Hub events are due to restart in September 2021. We are constantly reviewing this on an ongoing basis, anhy updates will be reflected here and on our events page.

We have a range of diverse, online webinars and workshops available for you to attend from the comfort of your own home office.

To book onto an event or to find out about upcoming events available, Visit our Events Page


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(Please Note: This webpage is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect current government advice and guidelines. The D2N2 Growth Hub acts as a signposting service, for specific queries on processing of support please contact the provider.)

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