The Government has just announced new support measures for businesses in England, reflecting the impact the Omicron wave is having on their trade.
Business rates relief and reform may well be on the cards. Expect an extension to business rates relief in the Budget on 3 March and indications of the path business rate reform might take.
Check your Local Authority website for details of their application process for the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund. Derby City Council’s fund is open for applications now.
Government issues promised guidance to Local Authorities regarding the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund, aimed at helping small and microbusinesses that were not eligible for previous grant funding.