The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented moment for the transatlantic business community that we are proud to represent. This is a crisis that is impacting almost every aspect of our live, a time for decisive and impactful action. Businesses and governments must work hand in hand to help limit and control the impact of this crisis, help manage it, and help overcome it. It is a time where we need to stand together, more than ever before, in the interest of our economies, businesses, workers, and citizens.
Both the United Kingdom and United States Governments have made resources available to businesses and households during this time to enable them to keep operating. Below you will find more information on these resources and how you or your business can access them.
The UK Government announced a package of temporary measures to support business, households, and self-employed workers. This includes:
Below you can find information on what these packages contain, eligibility, and how to apply, for more detailed information visit our COVID19 Portal:
The US Government introduced sweeping legislation to combat the economic damage from the pandemic and support citizens, businesses, hospitals, and more. The CARES Act authorised more than $2 trillion to this effect.
Below you can find information on how to access these funds, as well as further guidance.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises British people travelling abroad to return to the UK now, if commercial flights are still available. This advice was published on 23 March and takes effect immediately.
International travel is becoming very limited as air routes close, land borders close and new restrictions are put in place that prevent flights from leaving.
If you are already abroad, or are planning essential travel – make sure you read the US Department of State’s Foreign Travel Advisories
If you are a US Citizen currently in the UK:
The U.S. Mission to the United Kingdom has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information at https://uk.usembassy.gov/.