Many businesses and self-employed workers face a period of uncertainty and possible loss of income as a result of the coronavirus. The Government has announced a package of financial and other measures to help manage these impacts - including wage subsidies, business rates reliefs, statutory sick pay reliefs, small business grants and loans.
COVID-19 business grant payments
All businesses with a rateable value of less than £15,000 and who are already in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief, Rural Rate Relief or tapered relief will be eligible for a £10,000 Small Business Grant.
In addition, businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, with a rateable value of between £15,000 and £51,000, will be eligible for a £25,000 grant under the Government's Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme to help mitigate loss of trade or other impacts of the virus.
Both schemes require businesses to have been registered for business rates on or before 11 March 2020.
Apply for grant payments
Fill in our simple online form.
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Paperclip To complete this form you will need your Business Rates Account billing number and bank details.Apply for COVID-19 business grant payments
After you've applied
Council staff are working hard to process all submissions, undertake any checks required by Government and get payments out as soon as possible. BACS payments will commence on Friday 3rd April and will continue on a daily basis until all of the grants have been paid. We will contact you if we have any further questions about your application. We are experiencing an unprecedented number of enquiries about the grants and regrettably it is not possible to answer queries about the timing of individual payments.
Contact the council
- All other queries about support available or for general business advice and support
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