Coronavirus: Information for Businesses

Emails or letters (if we do not have an email address for you) have been sent to all businesses eligible for the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant.
If you have not received an email or a letter, we ask that you check the eligibility criteria on the Government website
If you still think that you are eligible then please email your name, business name, business address and phone number to  or telephone the Council on 01353 665555 so we can look into this for you.
The Government has put in place a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: 
  • a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (extended to October 2020)
  • deferring VAT and Income Tax payments
  • a Self-employment Income Support Scheme
  • a Statutory Sick Pay relief package for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)
  • a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England
  • small business grant funding of £10,000 for all businesses in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
  • grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • the Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan scheme offering small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus loans of up to £50,000
  • the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme offering loans of up to £200 million for SMEs through the British Business Bank
  • a new lending facility from the Bank of England to help support liquidity among larger firms, helping them bridge coronavirus disruption to their cash flows through loans
  • the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme
More information about these measures can be found at: 

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