Any small business (properties with a Rateable Value less than £15,000) in any sector who were in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Rate Relief on 11 March 2020 may be eligible for a £10,000 small business grant payment.
Please complete the online form if you think you may be eligible. Your details and business bank details will need to be validated by the Council before we can pay the grant.
Any retail/hospitality/leisure business operating from premises with a Rateable Value between £15,000 and £51,000 on 11 March 2020 may be eligible for a £25,000 grant.
Please complete the online form if you think you may be eligible. Your details and business bank details need to be validated by the Council before we can pay the grant.
The Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan will help both small and medium-sized businesses affected by the pandemic.
The Government has announced the intention to increase the Business Rates retail discount in England to 100% for the 2020-21 tax year for properties below £51,000 rateable value.
The UK Government has produced guidance for employers about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, and how to treat staff presenting with symptoms. The guide also provides information on support for employers and businesses.
If you are due to make a self-assessment payment to HMRC on 31 July 2020, you can now have this payment deferred until January 2021.
A dedicated helpline has been set up to help businesses and self-employed individuals in financial distress caused by COVID-19 and with outstanding tax liabilities to receive support with their tax affairs.
Export, supply, and UK Export Finance may have also been impacted by COVID-19.
To keep up to date with the latest updates and guidance visit the North East Growth Hub COVID-19 Toolkit:
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