What happens after the business rates court hearing?

Closing Dates For Business Support Grant Applications

LRSGA 05/01/2021 to 15/02/2021 Last date for applications 31/03/2021

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

LRSG (closed) for December, Last date for applications 31/03/2021

LRSG (Open), Last date for applications 31/03/2021

Closed Business Lockdown Payments Last date for applications 31/03/2021

Christmas Support Payment (CSP) already closed to new application

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 aim to invite applications 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.

We will write to you when we have got a Liability Order, asking you to make a realistic offer of payment. You will have 14 days to respond to this letter. The aim is to make an arrangement that is acceptable to both you and the Council.

If a payment arrangement isn't made or if you don't pay against the agreed payment arrangement, we will use one of the following collection methods:-

Enforcement agents (Bailiffs)

The Liability Order may be passed to the Enforcement Agent who will follow the Council’s Code of Practice for recovery.

If an Enforcement Agent is used, the amount you owe can increase significantly, due to the costs which will be added to your debt.

Bankruptcy / liquidation

If you fail to pay in full, and owe more than £5,000, we may take action to make you bankrupt / liquidate your company.

Committal order

If you fail to pay in full, we will apply to the Magistrates Court for a committal order. This is an order that could send you to prison for up to 3 months, although we'll only take this step if all other efforts have failed or aren't applicable.

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