Enhanced Business Support – July/Aug 2021
New support for individuals and businesses impacted by the recent rise in COVID-19 cases has been announced by the Economic Recovery Group.
Increased Support for Businesses
Applications are open for extended financial support for those in customer-facing roles who are unable to work from home (such as those in the retail, catering, leisure and lifestyle sectors) and are affected by self-isolation requirements of staff or drop in customer demand.
Eligible applicants which operate from commercial premises can apply to receive either a grant equivalent to one years' rates bill for their commercial premises, or a single grant payment of £1,000 if their annual rates bill is less than £1,000.
Eligible applicants who do not operate from commercial premises, or do not contribute to the cost of rates for the commercial premises, can apply to receive a single grant payment of £1,000.
Applicants are entitled to claim either a grant equivalent to one years’ business premises rates payment, or a lump sum payment of £1,000.
Payment under either grant is subject to evidence of a decreased turnover of 25% or more against August 2019 or 2020 and can be used toward any business overheads and staffing costs, to alleviate cash flow issues.
Click below for more information and to apply.