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Enhanced Business Support

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.

The extended support comprises an additional round of funding facilitated through the existing Business Premises Support Scheme and Coronavirus Business Support Scheme.

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.