Support for Business January 2022
Following the introduction of further restrictions from 26 December 2021 to help to control the spread of coronavirus, Flintshire County Council is continuing to work in partnership with Welsh Government to support local businesses who have been impacted by these changes.
The latest round of grants is designed to provide additional support to businesses operating in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and retail sectors, who receive a business rates bill for a premises they occupy with a rateable value of up to £500,000.
Qualifying businesses will be eligible for a grant of payment of:
- £2,000 for qualifying hospitality, tourism, leisure and retail businesses with Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) occupying properties with a rateable value of up to £12,000.
- £4,000 for qualifying hospitality, tourism, leisure and tourism businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of £12,001 to £51,000.
- £6,000 for qualifying hospitality, tourism, leisure and retail businesses occupying properties with a rateable value between £51,001 and £500,000.
The schemes are also open to supply chain businesses in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and retail sectors who have experienced a 40% reduction in turnover as a direct result of the latest restrictions.
The Council is also administering a Discretionary Fund to support businesses who do not pay business rates. A grant of £500 is available to hospitality, tourism, retail and related supply chain businesses which do not employ anyone apart from the owner, and do not have a property. A grant of £2,000 is available to hospitality, tourism, retail and related supply chain businesses who do not have a property but employ staff through PAYE (in addition to the owner).
The Non-Domestic Rate scheme is now open for applications and the Discretionary scheme is due to open for applications during week commencing 17 January. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 14 February 2022. If your business is eligible, please complete the on-line registration form.
Flintshire County Council`s Leader, Councillor Ian Roberts said:
“We continue to play a pivotal role in administering the latest Welsh Government package of support. We are committed to processing grant applications as quickly as possible to provide vital financial support to businesses in the retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors with grants of up to £6,000.”