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Coronavirus: Help for businesses and self-employed


Posted on: March 31st, 2020 by Austen | | Categories: Uncategorised

Coronavirus: Help for businesses and self-employed


Coronavirus: Help for businesses and self-employed

Many businesses and self-employed workers face a period of uncertainty and possible loss of income as a result of the coronavirus. The Government has announced a package of financial and other measures to help manage these impacts – including wage subsidies, business rates reliefs, statutory sick pay reliefs, small business grants and loans.

COVID-19 business grant payments

All businesses with a rateable value of less than £15,000 and who are already in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief, Rural Rate Relief or tapered relief will also be eligible for a £10,000 Small Business Grant. Both schemes require businesses to have been registered for business rates on or before 11 March 2020.

In addition, businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with a rateable value of between £15,000 and £51,000 will be eligible for a £25,000 grant under the Government’s Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme to help mitigate loss of trade or other impacts of the virus.

Government guidance for both grant schemes

Find and check your business rates valuation

Apply for grant payments

 Fill in the simple online form

Completing this form takes around 10 minutes.

To complete this form you will need your Business Rates Account billing number and bank details.

Apply for COVID-19 business grant payments

After you’ve applied

Government funding to the council will be in place at the start of April. Completing this form means that we can pay the grant into your business account electronically as soon as possible.

Government advice

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Statutory sick pay

Help for the self-employed

Help with business rates

Loan finance

HMRC and tax

Commercial tenants and landlords

Business continuity and support

Government advice websites

Contact the council

Queries about business rates relief and the £10,000 and £25,000 cash grants, or if you are struggling to pay your business rates

01484 414941

All other queries about support available or for general business advice and support

Other advice

Advice from Welcome to Yorkshire about how to adapt your business

Guidance from the National Federation of Self-Employed and Small Businesses (FSB)

Huddersfield BID

Kirklees Business Hub

Business in the Community


Coronavirus council closures

Virus updates

COVID-19 Community Response

Help for businesses and self-employed

Coronavirus help and advice

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