Coronavirus (COVID-19) help for businesses

Additional Restrictions Grant

This is a discretionary grant scheme to support businesses in their local economies.

The first phase of the Additional Restrictions Grant is closed to new applications and all funding has been allocated in line with the policy. 

The council is awaiting further support from government and will be opening a second phase of this grant with a new policy and criteria, later in 2021.

Include your outstanding Business Rates with your instalments for 2021/22

We're offering businesses who have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic the opportunity to recalculate outstanding Business Rates with your monthly instalments through to March 2022.

Use our contact us form to apply.

Expanded Retail Discount and Nursery Discount is available for 2020/21 and 2021/22, applications for 2020/21 must be made by 30 September 2021.  Further information on these discounts are available at Business rates reliefs (


Find coronavirus financial support for your business

The Government has launched an online tool so you can find out what support is available to you and your business.

Business support through COVID-19

See our business support page for details of other schemes available to businesses.