COVID-19 support for businesses

Chancellor Announcement made on 17 March 2020

The Chancellor recently announced a new wave of measures to financially support businesses impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

These include but are not limited to:

Relief Grants - Businesses receiving Small Business or Rural Rate Relief will get a grant of £10,000 to support cash flow.

Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant – those with Rateable Value of between £15,000 and £51,000 will get a cash grant of £25,000.

Letters have been sent to your business premises to advise of the rate relief automatically awarded to you if you are considered eligible. Please check that you are eligible before applying.

We are checking application data to ensure that the payment information we hold is correct. We'll use existing council databases as far as possible. However, in some instances we might have to email you directly to obtain information (such as copy bank statements) before funds can be released. 

Please help us to make payment as quickly as possible by replying promptly if you receive a request. 

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