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Covid-19 Support grants for businesses

Local restrictions support grants 

The Government has announced further funding to support businesses forced to close and hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses impacted by local restrictions on socialising. We have allocated additional restrictions grant funding to also support businesses directly supplying the sectors that have also been severely impacted.

If you are forced to close by national restrictions, or your business was severely impacted by the local restrictions on socialising introduced on the 18 September 2020, you may be eligible to apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant.

If you don't pay business rates, for example if you trade from a shared space, you can still apply for a grant if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Unlike the previous national lockdown grant scheme, businesses that occupy properties with a rateable value of more than £51,000 may apply.

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How to appeal against your Business Rates calculation if you think it is wrong.

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