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Businesses that were open as usual, but then required to close due to national lockdowns, imposed by the government may be eligible for a cash grant if the business was closed:

  • from 5 January 2021 onwards and/or

  • between 5 November and 2 December 2020

Is the cash grant for all businesses?

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • is based in England

  • occupies property on which it pays business rates (and is the ratepayer)

  • has been required to close because of the national lockdown from the 5 January 2021 onwards, or between 5 November and 2 December 2020

  • has been unable to provide its usual, in-person, customer service from its premises

What are the eligibility criteria?

You cannot get funding if:

  • you can continue to operate during the lockdown period because you do not depend on providing direct in-person services from your premises (for example accountants)

  • you have chosen to close, but have not been required to close as part of national restrictions

  • your business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register

  • you have exceeded the permitted subsidy limit

Who is excluded from the grant?

1. You didn't receive a Small Business Rates Relief or Retail relief. 

2. You are nor eligible for a relief. Please contact us to find best opportunity for your case

  • Check your business rates bill to see your local council 

  • Your business rates bill should also contain contact details for the council, for the application 

How to apply?

Even if you have benefited from the one-off 100% business rates holiday, you may still benefit from an audit of your rates bill, going back to April 1 , 2017.

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