We are proud to announce that £13 million has been paid to businesses across the district.
Our aim is to complete the remaining payments by mid-April. The grant is free and there is no application form required. We will automatically issue the grant to you if your business is eligible. If you do not receive the grant by mid-April and you feel you are eligible, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds get to businesses
Councillor Sam Kane, portfolio holder for Customer Services said:
Recognising that small businesses in the district would be hard hit by the current crisis, we decided to proceed with the distribution of the grants without the need for individuals to formally apply.
The team here at Epping Forest District Council has worked fantastically hard, identifying qualifying businesses and ensuring that the government funds get to those businesses as soon as possible. I’m delighted to say that thanks to their hard work the majority of businesses will have received the monies by the end of next week.
Who is covered?
Small business grant funding
Under the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF), all businesses in England in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR) in the business rates system will be eligible for a payment of £10,000.
Retail hospitality and leisure grant
Under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG), businesses in England in receipt of the Expanded Retail Discount (which covers retail, hospitality and leisure) with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for the following cash grants per property:
- Eligible businesses in these sectors with a property that has a rateable value of up to £15,000 will receive a grant of £10,000
- Eligible businesses in these sectors with a property that has a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive a grant of £25,000
- Businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or over and businesses that are not ratepayers in the business rates system are not included in this scheme
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