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Important update on cash grants availability

We finally have further information following the announcement on Monday regarding cash grants depending on the rateable value of business premises.


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Cash grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses

The Retail and Hospitality Grant Scheme provides businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with a cash grant of up to 25,000 per property.

For businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of under 15,000, they will receive a grant of 10,000.

For businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of between 15,001 and 51,000, they will receive a grant of 25,000.

Eligibility

You are eligible for the grant if:

  • your business is based in England
  • your business is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sector

Properties that will benefit from the relief will be occupied hereditaments that are wholly or mainly being used:

  • ​as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues, i.e.


- Shops (such as: florists, bakers, butchers, grocers, greengrocers, jewellers, stationers, off licences, chemists, newsagents, hardware stores, supermarkets, etc)

− Charity shops

− Opticians

− Post offices

− Furnishing shops/ display rooms (such as: carpet shops, double glazing, garage doors)

− Car/caravan show rooms 

− Second-hand car lots

− Markets

− Petrol stations

− Garden centres

− Art galleries (where art is for sale/hire)

- Hair and beauty services (such as: hair dressers, nail bars, beauty salons, tanning shops, etc) 

− Shoe repairs/key cutting

− Travel agents

− Ticket offices e.g. for theatre

− Dry cleaners

− Launderettes

− PC/TV/domestic appliance repair

− Funeral directors

− Photo processing

− Tool hire

− Car hire

 − Restaurants

− Takeaways

− Sandwich shops

− Coffee shops

− Pubs

− Bars

- Cinemas

- Live music venues

  • ​for assembly and leisure i.e.

− Sports grounds and clubs

Museums and art galleries

− Nightclubs

− Sport and leisure facilities

− Stately homes and historic houses

− Theatres

− Tourist attractions

− Gyms

- Public halls

− Clubhouses, clubs and institutions


  • ​as hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation
− Hotels, Guest and Boarding Houses
− Holiday homes
− Caravan parks and sites

How to access the scheme

You do not need to do anything. Your local authority will write to you if you are eligible for this grant.

Guidance for local authorities on the scheme will be provided shortly.

Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the reliefs and grants should be directed to the relevant local authority.

One-off 10,000 grant for businesses that pay no or little rates

You are eligible if:

  • your business is based in England
  • you are a small business and already receive small business rate relief and/or Rural Rate Relief
  • you are a business that occupies property

How to access the scheme

You do not need to do anything. Your local authority will write to you if you are eligible for this grant.

Guidance for local authorities on the scheme will be provided shortly.

Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the reliefs and grants should be directed to the relevant local authority.

robinson+co are working round the clock to try and feed information to businesses in our area.

If you are unsure which category of grant your business falls into we are happy to review your non-domestic rates bill and advise you accordingly. 

We are setup to work remotely and provide you with links to enable you to securely upload photos of your rates bill via your mobile phone

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