The Business Support Grant and Business Rates Relief were announced by the government to assist businesses during the Coronavirus crisis.
All businesses based in England, which qualify for the small business rate relief (SBRR).
An additional relief is available for businesses in England in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Businesses which qualify for small business rate relief will receive a one off grant of £10,000.
A grant of up to £25,000 will be provided to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses. To qualify they must occupy premises with a rateable value of between £15,000 and £51,000.
The £10,000 grant available to small businesses will be provided automatically by your local authority. You do not need to apply for this grant.
The grant of up to £25,000 is not automatic. For any enquiries into your business eligibility you should contact your local authority.
NOTE: Your local authority is typically the council, which provides you with your business rates assessment document each year. For example it is Darlington Borough Council which deals with the business rates in Darlington.
Local authorities are expecting to receive the funding from central government in April 2020. We therefore expect local authorities to start paying out grants to small businesses shortly after.
All retail, leisure and hospitality businesses will qualify for a business rates holiday throughout the next tax year (2020/21).
Conclusion of the Business Support Grant
The grant of £10,000 plus will be very welcomed by those businesses who are eligible to claim. However, there are a lot of businesses, which don’t have premises who will receive nothing from this initiative.
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