Business Rates

Closed Business, to National Lockdown 04 November 2020 to 02 December 2020

Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December 2020

With the introduction of the national lockdown from Thursday 5 November 2020 to 02 December 2020, additional financial support is available for businesses who have been ordered to close as part of the national measures.

The National lockdown Grant will provide financial assistance and support to businesses required to close in accordance with The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No.4) Regulations 2020.

 

Businesses ordered to close include:

  • Non-essential retail, such clothing and homeware stores, market stalls
  • Hospitality venues, such as cafes, restaurants, pub, bars, social clubs
  • Accommodation, such as hotels, guest houses
  • Leisure facilities, such as gyms, swimming pools, golf courses
  • Entertainment venues, such as cinemas, theatres, soft play centres
  • Personal care facilities, such as hair, beauty salon, tattoo parlours
  • Community Centres, subject to certain restrictions

The amount to be paid will be determined by the rateable value of the property for business rates purposes. There are 3 rates of grant payments as detailed below:-

 

  • RV under £15,000 –                                    £1334 per 28 day period
  • RV between £15,000 to £51,000             £2,000 per 28 day period
  • RV over £51,000                                         £3,000 per 28 day period

 

In addition, from Thursday 5 November 2020 to 02 December 2020, certain business are permitted to stay open and WILL NOT be eligible for support under the national measures.

 

Businesses allowed to continue trading include:

  • Essential retail, such as supermarkets, food shops, newsagents, off-licences, corner shops
  • Petrol stations, car repair and MOT services, bicycle shops
  • Taxi or vehicle hire businesses
  • Building merchants, hardware stores, garden centres
  • Medical services, such as chemists, dental services, opticians, funeral directors
  • Banks, building societies, post offices, loan providers, money transfer businesses
  • Launderettes and dry cleaners
  • Vets and pet shops

If your business has been ordered to close as part of the national lockdown from Thursday 5 November 2020 to 02 December 2020, please visit our website to complete your on-line application form. www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/coronavirus

The closing date for applications for this scheme is Wednesday 16 December 2020

Updated – 19 November 2020