Support for business community - Coronavirus

The council continues to work on behalf of our business and communities to minimise the negative impact on the economy and ensure businesses have the support they need throughout coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are liaising closely with both the UK and Scottish Government and other partner organisations to deliver vital guidance and assistance.

We also share updates as they become available on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you have a specific request and wish to contact a member of the Aberdeenshire Economic Development team, please email

View advice on adapting a business. The information is supported by officers from a number of services in the council, such as Trading Standards, Area Teams and Economic Development. 

Find support

Search for support and advice on the Find Business Support website. You can filter by type of support such as funding, grants, guidance or sector specific information.

Workplace guidance

View guidance for employers and employees on how to work safely. 


View information on coronavirus statutory sick pay rebate scheme.


Find out if you are eligible for Universal Credit and how to apply.


View information on time-to-pay and IR35 off payroll deferral.


View information on business recovery support such as Future Fund.

Other available funding and support

View other sources of funding and supportFind out more about eviction and protection for renters.

Economic Development work review

Please view a brief snapshot view of some of the work that has been taking place over the past year of 2020 by Economic Development: