The UK Government has announced a package of help for businesses through this period of disruption.
You can get the latest information by visiting the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s website by clicking here.
The Council will be responsible for administering the following:
- Expanded Retail Relief and Relief for Nursery Businesses
- We are currently awaiting updates from the provider of our Business Rates system which will allow us to award these reliefs. We expect to receive these updates after Easter.
Once the reliefs have been awarded, new bills will be issued.
Small Business Grants and Retail, Hospitality and Retail Grants
We will be writing to all businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or less with potential entitlement to these grants during the week commencing 6 April 2020.
The letter will ask businesses to provide information which we need to establish eligibility to the grant and make payment.
This information must be provided on an online form, the details of which will be included in the letter.
Once we have received the completed form, we will carry out checks to verify the information provided.
All businesses will receive a letter confirming whether they are eligible and payment will be made to eligible businesses by BACS.
You can also visit our Budget 2020 page for more information about these grants, including how to apply.
More advice for businesses – Think Sandwell
You can also visit our Think Sandwell website for more information about support available for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: Sandwell Council