Business support from Government in response to COVID-19

Our staff are contacting all businesses we believe to be eligible for the business grants.
If you prefer to provide your details by email please send them to please don’t forget to provide your account number as shown on your business rates bill.
  • Small businesses

    Small businesses in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief may be eligible for a £10,000 support grant from the government. These grants will be paid by us in early April.

  • Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses

    A 100% Business Rates Retail Discount will be applied to all occupied retail, leisure and hospitality businesses for the year 2020/21. There will be no rateable value limit on the relief.

  • Self employed people

    Find out more about financial help if you're self employed from

  • Business Interuption Loan Scheme

    Government has announced a coronavirus business interruption loan scheme. This will be operated by the British Business Bank.

    Read the Government announcement

  • Read more about general support and advice for businesses.

  • Find out more about business rates, including discounts and other reliefs available.

  • Business Rates discount for nurseries

    As an extraordinary response to the coronavirus, the Government announced a business rates Nursery Discount on 18 March 2020.

    This relief will apply to hereditaments occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register and are wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage and which are subject to business rates in the year 2020/21. There will be no rateable value limit on the relief.

    If you have not received a revised bill and believe you are eligible for this discount please contact us by emailing