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Government grants to small business and the retail, hospitality and leisure industry

The Government has announced a range of cash grant payments to small businesses and also to those businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors to support them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Local authorities have been asked to administer these cash grants.  The brief qualifying conditions for the grants are below.

Small Business Grant Fund

  • Qualifying Businesses - Businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less, already in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief or the Rural Rate Relief Scheme.
  • Amount of grant - £10,000

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grants Fund

This grant is available to those businesses which qualify for the Expanded Retail Discount Scheme, with a rateable value below £51,000 – and as such have had their Business Rates bills reduced to zero for the financial year 2020/2021.

Amount of grant:

  • £10,000 for properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or less;
  • £25,000 for properties with a rateable value of more than £15,000 but less than £51,000

Last updated Monday, 30th March 2020

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