Coronavirus and business rates

Business Rates Grants Schemes

Lockdown 1

The business rate grant schemes for Lockdown 1 closed on 28 August 2020. Further applications are not possible.

Lockdown 2 grants (November 2020 to January 2021)

The following business rate grant schemes closed on 31 March 2021. Further applications are not possible.

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) – national restrictions
  • Grant support after national restrictions
  • Grant support prior to national restrictions
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (open)
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (sector)
  • Christmas Support payments for wet-led Pubs.

Lockdown 3 grants (January 2021 to 15 February 2021)

The following business rate grant schemes closed on 31 March 2021. Further applications are not possible.

  • One off grant for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) – national restrictions.

Lockdown - 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 

The government has announced additional grants for this period of lockdown.  Applications for this grant will close on 31 May 2021.

Discretionary Awards – 24 October 2020 to 31 March 2021

This is a discretionary award and you do not have to be a ratepayer to apply. Applications for this grant will close on 30 April 2021.

Post April Restart Grants 

The Prime Minister announced on 22 February there will be further grants post April. The Chancellor confirmed this in his budget speech on 3 March 2021.

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