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Support for businesses that pay little or no business rates

Written 6/4/2020

The government will provide additional Small Business Grant Scheme funding for local authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBRR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief. This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to eligible businesses to help meet their ongoing business costs.
You are eligible if:
• your business is based in England
• you are a business that occupies property
• you are receiving small business rate relief or rural rate relief as of 11 March
How to access the scheme
Eligible businesses will be contacted by their local authority, though some local authorities have decided to operate an applications process.
Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the grants should be directed to the relevant local authority.

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