Coronavirus and Businesses

This page sets out to offer advice on operating safely amid the Coronavirus pandemic and provide updates on help and support for businesses.

New business grant schemes available

See below for further information

There are a number of grants and rate relief schemes open to support businesses:

Business Rates Relief

1.  2022/23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief Scheme

The 2022/23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Relief scheme will provide eligible, occupied, retail, hospitality and leisure properties with a 50% relief, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business.

2.  2021/22 Expanded Retail Discount

Under the Expanded Retail Discount scheme, businesses may be eligible for a 100% discount from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021 followed by a 66% discount until 31 March 2022.

3.  COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) - The scheme closes on 15 September 2022

The aim of this scheme is to provide Business Rates Relief, therefore reducing the chargeable amount for the financial year 2021/22 only, to those who have been adversely affected by the pandemic and have been unable to adequately adapt to the impact.