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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

 

 

 

Your rates bill is worked out based on the rateable value (RV) of your property. The RV is not determined by the council but by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), an agency of HM Revenue & Customs.

If you are unhappy with your business rates, you can make an appeal.

If you decide to make an appeal, you must continue to pay your business rates while your appeal is outstanding.

If you disagree with your rateable value

There is a new business rates appeal process in England from 1 April 2017 known as check, challenge, appeal. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) deals with checks and challenges, while the independent Valuation Tribunal for England handles appeals.

If you think your rateable value is incorrect, contact the Valuation Office (VOA). You'll need to explain the reasons why you think your rateable value is wrong.

The VOA will compare your rateable value with similar properties in the area and consider any other reasons you have mentioned.

The Valuation Officer will notify the council of the appeal outcome, and a bill will be issued advising any changes if applicable to the amount payable.

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