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COVID-19 business rate holidays and grants

COVID-19 business rate grants

COVID-19: support for businesses

We are now in the final stages of this programme.

The vast majority of eligible businessses have now claimed grants.

We have opened a third discretionary grant application window.

This will close at midnight on Sunday 9th August.  We  are now accepting applications from any local, small business that has not been awarded or refused a discretionary grant and meets the criteria set out in our application form/policy.

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The first application period closed at midnight on 19 June 2020 and

the second application period closed at midnight on 8 July 2020.

All policies are available to download here.

We will continue to prioritise applications from those businesses identified within the policies as either national or local priority business types.

We would ask for your patience and understanding at this time and to not contact us for an update on your application as this is only diverts our resources away from making payments.

Please note that the payments will be made to nominated accounts via BACS and could take 3-5 working days to reach the account. We are contacting businesses by email to confirm the outcome of applications.

We would ask for your patience and understanding at this time and to not contact us for an update on your application as this is only diverts our resources away from making payments.

You can still send in an application if you are eligible under the small business scheme or the retail, leisure and hospitality schemes.

Please note that we are in the final stages of this programme and the vast majority of eligible businesses have now claimed grants.   The scheme will be closing soon.   If you think that you are eligible but have not been in touch with us, please do so as soon as possible. 

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