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Business support for Covid-19
We are working very closely with Public Health England, the NHS and other Government agencies to respond to what is clearly a fast-moving situation. We are very conscious that information and advice will continue to change quickly.
- The Government has made a series of announcements about support available to businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic
- See our business rates section for up-to-date details of the reliefs and grants available
The Government confirmed that councils will be responsible for administering the grants to businesses who receive small business rates relief and details of how this will work are expected shortly.
We will try to automatically identify your business as an eligible business for the enhanced relief and reissue your business rates bill as soon as we can. If you believe that your business should qualify but you do not receive a letter by Thursday 30 April, you will be able to download an application form from this website to apply. For further information see GOV.UK COVID-19 guidance for employees, employers and businesses
Lancaster City Council has created a Business Support Fund to help relieve the pressure on local businesses during this time. Over the next few days we, will provide further information about what the fund can support.