23rd Sep, 2020

Check your details and apply: help at hand for local businesses

Correspondent 16th Apr, 2020

REDDITCH Borough Council’s revenues team are working to ensure small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic can access government grants.

But officers are aware they haven’t got enough details of some small businesses so can’t issue the money accordingly.

Businesses are urged to apply for the grants on the Borough Council’s website and fill in the form here

So far £6.252million has landed into the bank accounts of 540 eligible businesses in Redditch.

This follows the government announcement that it would pay £10,000 to all businesses that receive small business rate relief, and up to £25,000 to eligible businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors depending on their rateable value.

To date Redditch has been given £14.518m in grants.

Council Leader Matt Dormer said: “Small businesses have been hit particularly hard as they often don’t always have the bank balances to fall back on which bigger companies do, in times like these.

“Our officers are working hard to ensure the money lands in accounts as quickly as possible and have been inundated with applications from small businesses in Redditch.

“We want to make sure that when we are out of the other side of this pandemic that as many of our small businesses as possible have survived and will continue to thrive.”

For more information about support for small businesses visit redditchbc.gov.uk/coronavirus

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