Govt cash grant


Dear experts

I have a question:

We are leasing a filling station and have been for 10’years and have just recently ended the lease in early May. During lockdown we had to keep our business closed.

Over the years the owner of the site has been paying the rates for the business.
Am I eligible for the £10,000 government grant for small businesses or him? I have been the one who is running the business and who has lost out.

Look forward to some advice.
Kind regards

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Posted by SNM
Asked on 16th May 2020 3:14 am
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The Government guidance in respect of the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Leisure & Hospitality Grant states that the person eligible to apply for the grant is the name that the Local Authority hold liable for Business Rates as at the 11th March 2020. As you have not been registered for Business Rates you do not fulfil the required criteria for either scheme.

However, Local authorities now have Government guidance on a new local discretionary fund – this is some further funding from the Government for local businesses during the coronavirus crisis. I would advise you to visit the Council's website where further details will be available once arrangements have been finalised.

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Answered on 19th May 2020 7:29 am
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    Thank you for your question. We will endeavour to find you some advice and guidance and get back to you as quickly as possible.

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