Kirklees Council offers additional rate relief to support local businesses impacted by Covid-19
The fund is using new government funding to provide retrospective business rate relief for businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic, but have not been eligible for other government rate relief schemes.
Eligible businesses will be able to reclaim up to 75 percent of their business rates bill for 2021/22.
The eligibility criteria are available on Kirklees Council’s website.
Businesses that supply the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, the events/exhibition sector, travel, commercial car parks and manufacturing/engineering sectors will be able to apply for support. Businesses applying for support will need to demonstrate that the pandemic has impacted on their turnover.
The funding will target small and medium-sized businesses and the eligibility criteria have been developed to ensure as many businesses as possible can access rates relief. Larger businesses, whose premises have a rateable value of more than £141,000, will not be eligible.
Applicants must have been in occupation of their premises and have been trading or providing a service between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022; they must have registered for business rates with the council before 1 March 2022 and be liable for the payment of business rates.
Businesses can now apply for this rate relief simply and quickly through the council’s website, between now and 5pm on Friday 10 June 2022.
Covid Additional Relief Fund
Businesses can find more information on eligibility, process and the application portal on Kirklees Council’s website: https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/coronavirus-businesses-and-self-employed.aspx
Expanded Retail Discount Scheme
The government’s Expanded Retail Discount Scheme has provided support towards business rates for businesses in the retail, hospitality, leisure and visitor accommodation sectors.
The government’s Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund is for businesses in these sectors who are not eligible for the Expanded Retail Discount or other government rate relief schemes – further details here: