In addition to the Business Rates holiday, there are Cash grants available for certain retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

WHO DOES IT SPECIFICALLY APPLY TO?

All business in England in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector, where they occupy premises being used as:

  • Shops
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Drinking Establishments
  • Cinemas
  • Live Music Venues
  • Premises used for Assembly and Leisure
  • Hotels
  • Guest and Boarding premises
  • Self Catering Accommodation

BUT….YOU MUST PAY RATES WITHIN CERTAIN BANDS

If the property your business occupies property with a rateable value of:

  • Under £15,000 – you will receive £10,000
  • Between £15,000 and £51,000 – you will received £25,000
  • Above £51,000 – you do not qualify

WHAT IF I DON’T QUALIFY?

You will need to see if there is another government scheme that would assist.

Alternatively, you will need to seek further assistance. Contact Kevin Lucas kevin@lucasjohnson.co.uk or Phil Ross phil.ross@lucasjohnson.co.uk

WHAT CAN I USE THE MONEY FOR?

You do not need to use it for any particular purpose, you do not need to declare what you are using it for.

Please use the funding to help get you through this sudden shock to your business and make sure you are able to open your doors against once this is over.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE SCHEME?

You will contacted by your local council if you are eligible. You can find the council local to you here.

If you wish to understand what the rateable value is of your premises, you can find out here