Leisure, Hospitality, and Retail businesses operating from premises with a rateable value under £51,000 are eligible to receive grants from their local authority to help them through Coronavirus.  Smaller grants are available to businesses that get Small Business Rate Relief.

The Government originally announced that local authorities would be contacting businesses directly to arrange the grant.  However, it turns out that authorities are leaving it up to the business to make a claim.

If you think you should qualify, we would recommend that you contact your local authority immediately to confirm:

  • Whether you are eligible
  • What action you need to take
  • When the cash will be paid to you

Most councils have an application form somewhere on their website, but it can be hard to find.  If in doubt, you can always call their business rates team for guidance.