COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)
On 15 December 2021 the Government published guidance on the operation of the fund and details of the funding allocation for each local authority. After the Government has provided more information and clarification on the scheme, we will design and publish details of how the scheme will operate in late January 2022.
We have suspended new business rate recovery action for 2021/22 until the relief fund is active; recovery action that was underway on the 15 December 2021 will continue.
More information about the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)
Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant for business rate payers
On 21 December 2021, Government announced the introduction of grant support for hospitality and leisure businesses in England in recognition that the rise of the Omicron variant means that some businesses are likely to struggle over the coming weeks.
By 31 January 2022, the Council is contacting ratepayers by email that may be eligible, based on past grant records. The email provides a bespoke grant application link which is not available on the website.
If you have not been contacted by 31 January 2022, please contact us for details of how to apply. All applications must be made by 15 March 2022 and all payments will be made no later than 31 March 2022.
More information about the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant for business rate payers.
Additional Restrictions Grant - Omicron
On 21 December 2021, the Government announced a further £102 million (nationally) would be made available for local authorities through a top-up to the Additional Restrictions Grant to support businesses severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant.
We are awaiting details of how much additional funding will apply in Elmbridge and will design a scheme; details will be published here.
More information about the Additional Restrictions Grant - Omicron.