Business Rates - Change of Circumstances or New Accounts Form


We have now completed the background checks required before making payment of the restart grants and payments for successful claims submitted before 7th May 2021 are due to be released Monday 10th May to be in bank accounts 2-3 days later.

All eligible businesses will need to make an application for a restart grant even if your business has received payment from previous grants.

To qualify, the business must be a business ratepayer, must have been trading on 1 April 2021 and be in one of the relevant sectors

Restart Grant Eligible Businesses 

Restart Grant Application Portal

Please note that the council are required to undertake more extensive and robust pre-payment checks on the restart grants, so processing times for these grants may be longer.

The guidance documentation can be found by clicking the link below

Restart Grant Guidance

Closing Dates For Business Support Grant Applications

The current round of application for discretionary (arg) application, is now closed

LRSGA 16/02/2021 to 31/03/2021 Last date for applications 31/05/2021

All businesses that wish to claim will have to complete the secure online form by clicking on the link below. 

Do not use this form to apply for the RESTART grants available from April. We will be inviting applications shortly via a different on-line application and details will be updated on these pages when the scheme is live.

Business Support Grant Application Form

All applications will be validated and a determination made as to whether the business is eligible for a grant and how much. Payment will be made as soon as practical after the assessment has been made.

The government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud and any business caught falsifying their statements or evidence to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.

Whether you are new to the area, moving your business within the area or moving out of the area, we need to know.

Please continue to report issues to us, however it may take us longer than usual to respond to your request.

Please provide a business rates account reference where known
We need to know: *The address of the business property you are occupying *Your company name and if a limited company, the company registration number and registered office address *Your legal interest in the property, for example, freeholder, leaseholder, tenant and the date this interest started *If you are leasing or renting the property, your landlord's details *The date you started trading *The date you occupied the property.

Personal data is processed in accordance with the Council’s Privacy Notice. Please see Sections 1 to 10 and section 11 for details.


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