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Rate relief for businesses in rural areas

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Business Grants

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

 

The scheme CLOSED on 18th March 2022 and all final payments will be made and dispersed to recipients by 31 March 2022.

 

On 21 December 2021, Government announced the introduction of grant support for hospitality and leisure businesses in England who have been impacted by coronavirus restrictions and the rise of the Omicron variant.

 

One off grants up to £6,000 will be paid to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in England occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list only 

 

  • Hospitality definition: a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink

 

  • Leisure definition: a business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events, days and nights out, betting and gaming

 

  • Accommodation definition: a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel and other purposes.

 

 

Rateable Value

Grant Amount

£1 to £15,000

£2,667

£15,001 to £50,999

£4,000

Over £51,000

£6,000

 

 

COVID-19 business grant funding schemes: guidance for local authorities - GOV.UK

 

 

 

Certain types of businesses in rural areas, where the population is below 3000, may qualify for mandatory rate relief of 100%.

To qualify for mandatory relief a property must be situated within a rural settlement area named on the Council's rural settlement list and must be:

a food shop or sole general store or sole post office with a rateable value less than £8500 a public house or petrol filling station with a rateable value less than £12500 Other businesses that may qualify for discretionary relief must be situated within a rural settlement area named on the Council's rural settlement list, have a rateable value less than £16000, and be providing a business which is of benefit to the local community.

To examine whether you may qualify under this jurisdiction please contact us.

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