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COVID Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

Businesses that have been adversely affected by the pandemic and have been unable to adequately adapt to that impact can now apply for a Business Rates Relief to reduce their Business Rates bill.

Businesses that are in receipt of Retail Discount, Nursery Discount or 100% Small Business Rate relief will not be eligible. Vacant premises will also not qualify (apart from temporary absence due to government advice on Covid).

The relief is easy to apply for and you do not need to employ a third party to do this for you.

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Our Business Gateshead Team are here to offer one-to-one advice and guidance to businesses of any size.
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