Where an applicant is successful, they will receive an initial payment to cover the period 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020, as detailed below. Thereafter, the payments will be every 14 days at the amounts shown.
If an applicant has no rateable value and is being assessed on their fixed on-going business costs or you are self-employed with employees. Fixed business costs must be directly attributable to the business and must not include payroll costs. The costs of domestic premises are excluded from the definition of fixed business costs, unless that cost is for a mortgage for a Bed & Breakfast premises occupied by the applicant.
Businesses which do not have either a rateable value or fixed business costs will be awarded an initial grant of £500 and £250 every 14 days from 2 December 2020.
The following grants will be payable:
|Rateable Value or Annual fixed on-going business costs ||Initial Grant Awarded |
5.11.2020 – 22.214.171.124
|Grant Payment every 14 days from |
2 December 2020 / 5 January 2021
| Up to £5,000 || £500 || £250 |
| £5,001 to £15,000 || £1,334 || £667 |
| £15,001 to £50,999 || £2,000 || £1,000 |
| £51,000 and over || £3,000 || £1,500 |
Businesses which have been mandated to close or can demonstrate a severe impact on business income but do not have either a rateable value or fixed business costs will receive £250 every 14 days from 2 December 2020 / 5 January 2021.
We will aim to pay the funds into the nominated bank account within 14 days of receiving the application. Payments will be made for each 14-day period of closure from 5 December 2020, payable on a Tuesday and Thursday of a working week.
Businesses will receive an additional one-off top-up payment for the period of National Lockdown , beginning 5 January 2021.
|Rateable Value or Annual fixed on-going business costs ||One off top up payment |
| Up to £5,000 ||£1,500 |
| £5,001 to £15,000 ||£4,000 |
| £15,001 to £50,999 ||£6,000 |
| £51,000 and over ||£9,000 |
|Rural Settlement payment ||One off top up amount |
| 2 Dec 2020 to 31 Dec 2020 ||£1,000 |
The Council is looking to establish how it can use the remaining funding to support businesses that are receiving support through the self employed income support scheme, have fixed costs, and have experienced a significant loss of income due to the pandemic. In order to establish demand, the Council is opening a time-limited application window to such businesses which will close on 31 March 2021. Following this closing date, this page will be updated with further information on the support available.