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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

How do I access grants for businesses eligible for Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Rate Relief?

Information about grants of £10,000 to businesses eligible for Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Rate Relief in the budget.

The Government has announced funding for local authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Rate Relief. This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to help meet ongoing business costs. We are currently awaiting guidance on qualifying criteria and administrative arrangements. We will update our website as soon as we have this information. We will contact all eligible businesses regarding arrangements for the payment of the grant. Please be patient and wait for us to contact you.


You can read more information relating to COVID19 and businesses here.