Covid19 Business Grant

The Government has pledged to provide £20 billion of business rates support and grant funding to help the most-affected firms manage their cash flow through this period.

The measures include:

  • 100% business rates holiday for 12 months for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses
  • £25,000 grants to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with a rateable value from £15,001 and up to £50,999
  • businesses eligible for Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) will receive a one-off £10,000 cash payment
  • £5,000 business rates discount for public houses (increased from £1,000) Any business that currently receives retail relief will automatically receive an amended bill showing the adjustment.

We will also be granting to those that are classed as hospitality and leisure and this will show in the amended bill we will send you shortly.

If the relief has not been awarded before your first payment is due, we intend to cancel this payment so that it is not taken from your bank. If however you fall into this category and payment is taken, please contact the business rates team immediately and we will arrange to refund this amount to you.

If you do not receive confirmation of this and you feel that you fall in the retail category, please contact us immediately to discuss further or email us. Contact details are or on 01279 655261 Ext 7223 At present we are waiting information from the Government regarding the issue of grants and we will provide an update once we have more information.

If you are a business and think you are eligible for business rate grants or reliefs please complete our Covid19 online form.