On 17th March 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a range of support to small businesses and businesses who are retail, leisure or hospitality to assist with the current period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
Guidelines regarding these grants have now been confirmed and the information is shown in the document below regarding the criteria and schemes in place.
Any grants will be paid through your business bank account and therefore you would need to complete and return the bank details form should you meet the criteria’s set out in the table below. Please email the completed form to
email@example.com in order for your details to be processed. It is critical that the Council has your up to date bank details in order to pay grants. We would, therefore, urge you to complete and return that form even if you don’t think your business is eligible for support at this moment in time. Government is announcing new support measures on an almost daily basis so it may be the case that you qualify for a different scheme in the future. If this is the case, and the Council has your bank details, then you will be paid promptly.
The government has announced a closing date of 28th August 2020 for this support scheme and therefore all forms need to be received by the business rates team before 28th August 2020. Applications received after this date will not be processed.
Grants will be paid once funding has been provided by the Government, this is expected to be after 1st April 2020.
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