'Restart' grants for April 2021
The government announced in the budget on 3 March a new 'restart' grant available from April for certain businesses. Applications are now open.
The current grant schemes in operation are as below (please pay attention to the closing dates for each scheme)
Closed business payments from 16 February - 31 March
If you haven't already done, so you can still apply retrospectively for a rated closed business grant payment for the period of 16 February to 31 March 2021.
The closing date for new applications for these payments is 31 May 2021
Additional restrictions grant schemes
Grant payments made to date
State aid and subsidy allowances
The EU state aid rules no longer apply to subsidies granted in the UK following the end of the transition period, which ended on 31 December 2020.
On 4 March 2021 new subsidy allowances were established for the Covid 19 Business grant schemes, on the basis of the principles set out in Article 3.4 of the Trade and cooperation agreement (TCA)
Retail and nursery relief for 2021/22
Following the chancellors budget on 3 March it has been announced that an extension to retail relief and nursery relief will be in place. Eligible businesses will get 100% of retail or nursery relief until 30 June 2021. After this date 66% relief will be awarded. Businesses will not be issued with a bill for the 100% relief period. A new bill will be issued in June showing the 66% relief and the instalments for the rest of the financial year.
If you wish to opt out of either of these reliefs being applied to your account please send an enquiry form to the business rates team, clearly stating you wish to opt out and stating your business rate reference number.
Local business loans and grants
- Business grants, loans and funding - at the Warwickshire County Council website.