Coronavirus Help To Support Businesses

Support is available for business rate payers as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Find out more about Business Rates.

Cash grants

The Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Scheme offered cash grants of £25,000 where the business property's rateable value is between £15,000 and £51,000, and £10,000 where the rateable value is less than £15,000.

The Small Business Grant provided funding of £10,000 for all businesses in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief

Applications for the Small Business Grant Scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Scheme closed on Friday 28 August 2020.

Visit the GOV.UK website for full details of coronavirus business support grant funding.

Business Rates holiday

Some businesses, including registered childcare nurseries, will be eligible for a Business Rates holiday for one year from 1 April 2020.

If you are currently receiving the Expanded Retail Discount for your Business Rates bill, you will receive a revised bill with 100% relief.

You may be eligible for the 100% discount on your Business Rates bill in either of the following circumstances:

  • your business occupies a property in the retail sector with a rateable value of £51,000 or more
  • your business occupies a property in the leisure or hospitality sectors.

If your business is a nursery, you will be entitled to the 100% relief for the next year.

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