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Business rates help and advice

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG4)

The Council has created a new Additional Restrictions Grant policy based on Government guidance, which will provide additional support to businesses who have been severely financially impacted by Covid restrictions and delay to the Government’s roadmap.

The scheme is open for applications from 1pm Thursday 22 July 2021 and closes at 10pm Sunday 8 August 2021.

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

Business Support Grant Application Form

Eligibility

To be eligible, a business must fit under one of the following sectors:

  • hospitality
  • travel and tourism sector, including group travel, travel agents and tour operators
  • wedding industries
  • nightclubs
  • theatres
  • events industries
  • taxis
  • wholesalers
  • English language schools
  • breweries
  • freelance and mobile businesses (including caterers, events, hair, beauty and wedding related businesses)

Businesses will need to demonstrate that they have been severely financially impacted and will be required to submit evidence to support the claim.

All applications will be validated and a determination made as to whether the business is eligible for a grant and how much. Please note that no payments will be made until the application deadline of Sunday 8th August has passed and all applications have been assessed.

Stroud Additional Restrictions Grant Policy

RESTART Grants – this scheme closed for applications on 30 June.

If you have already submitted an application 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.

We have staff that will help you at any stage of the collection process, from the time we send you a Business Rates bill.

Please do not ignore any letters or notices we send you about your Business Rates arrears.

If you think your notice is wrong, please phone, email or write to us and we will investigate for you. If you owe other debts to the council as well, such as rent arrears or overpaid benefits, please tell us because we may be able to help you make an arrangement that takes those debts into account.

We cannot help you unless you contact us. The number is (01453) 754859.

If you cannot afford to pay your bills, including Business Rates, and you would prefer to seek independent advice, there are various organisations that can help you.  Please see our help with debt page for further details.

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