Torridge Launches latest Government Business Rates Support Package

Leader asks for patience while businesses are contacted, and applications are processed

The Government announced last weekend that to reduce social contact and limit the spread of Covid-19, certain businesses and venues, would be required to close from Thursday 5th November to the 2nd December 2020. These included all non-essential retail, hospitality and entertainment venues, accommodation providers, personal care and leisure facilities, community centres and halls.

At the same time the Government announced further packages to support businesses including a new round of business rate support grants. While the detail has only been provided in the last few days Torridge Council officers have been working hard behind the scenes to launch the online application process. However, the Council will also be writing to around 600 businesses today that have been identified as eligible from their records to try and ensure as many local businesses as possible benefit from the scheme.