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Coronavirus: Advice for Businesses

For an overview of what support and grants are available to business, including details of business rate reliefs, please see our Coronavirus advice page.

The Council has issued more information on those businesses which must close and guidance for those who need to make planning alterations or have licensing queries.

Coronavirus support and advice

Small Business Grant Funding

A grant of £10,000 for businesses receiving Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief.

Letters are being sent to all businesses who we have identified should qualify for the Small Business Grant. Businesses who receive a letter should return their information to us as soon as possible so that we can award their grant to them.

Guidance detailing which businesses qualify for this grant. 

If you haven’t received a letter by Tuesday 7th April and believe your business should be entitled to a Small Business Grant, please contact us by telephone on 01283 508030 or by email at nndr@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Funding

A grant of £10,000 for businesses with a Rateable Value of up to £15,000 and a grant of £25,000 for businesses with a Rateable Value of between £15,001 and £50,999.

Letters are being sent to all businesses we have identified should qualify for the Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant. Businesses who receive a letter should return their information to us as soon as possible so that we can award their grant to them.

Guidance detailing which businesses qualify for this grant.

If you haven’t received a letter by Tuesday 7th April and believe your business should be entitled to a Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant, please contact us by telephone on 01283 508030 or by email at nndr@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

Details of other business support can be found on our coronavirus page.