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  • Writer's pictureDaria Gavrilova

Government offers new grants to survive lockdown

We constantly monitor the situation on your business rates to gain savings whenever we can. As you may know, to support businesses through this lockdown, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced £4.6bn of grant funding. This includes a one-off top-up grant for leisure, hospitality and retail businesses of up to £9,000.

The cash is provided on a per-property basis to support businesses through the latest restrictions, and is expected to benefit over 600,000 business properties, worth £4 billion in total across all nations of the UK.

The key points:

  • This is a one-off top-up and will be granted to closed businesses

  • Any business which is legally required to close, and which cannot operate effectively remotely, is eligible for a grant

  • This grant is per property, not business. This means that if you have three properties you should be entitled for three grants.

  • £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under

  • £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000

  • £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

  • You have to apply yourself

How to apply:

  • If you don’t know your council, check your business rates bill or visit the On the bottom of the page - how to apply. The link will bring you the postcode checker.

  • Go to the website of your council and look for the grant support page

  • Alternatively, write them an email (you will find one on your business rates bill)

We are happy to support small business and achieve the grant for you on a no fee basis.

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