Check out the latest information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a further package of support to businesses including a range of measures relating to business rates which will be administered by councils:
These measures do not cover businesses that are not liable for business rates at their premises.
Advice for local businesses
Cash grants -
Letters were despatched to eligible businesses providing instructions on how to obtain the grant. Eligible businesses can complete the online form here.
UPDATE - £32 million of eligible business grants have now been paid. The processing of the grants remains the our highest priority. Businesses that have completed applications that cannot be processed straight away are being contacted for more information to enable grant processing.
Note: Please do not call or email the business rates team wanting an update on your application as this will only delay processing.
100% relief for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure businesses -
Bills showing the 100% relief were sent week ending the 10 April 2020.
Latest announcement can be found here.
Measures being taken to assist businesses can be found here.