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Discretionary Payment Scheme for Small Businesses

Published on Friday, 29th May 2020

The government recently announced that it has provided a Discretionary Grant Scheme for small businesses that were not eligible for the previous COVID-19 related grant schemes.

We have now developed our policy and process for determining the eligible grants for this area.

  • Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm on Thursday, 11 June 2020

The government has asked us to prioritise the following types of business:

  • Businesses in shared spaces
  • Regular market traders
  • Charities that would meet the criteria for small business rate relief
  • Bed and Breakfast establishments that pay council tax rather than business rates

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.