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Support for businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government announces further discretionary business grants, see more information

In March 2020, the Government announced it would provide Birmingham City Council with £230 million to deliver financial support to approximately 16,000 eligible businesses which have been affected by COVID-19.

Financial support will be automatically applied to eligible businesses who qualify for the following:

  • Small Business Grant Funding, a one-off grant for businesses receiving Small Business Rates Relief in 2020 to 2021
  • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Scheme, a one-off grant for businesses in the retail, leisure or hospitality industry which are occupied in 2020 to 2021
  • Business rates relief for retail, leisure and hospitality properties that were occupied and will continue to be treated as occupied during the financial years 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021
  • Nursery Discount, business rate relief for nurseries which provide childcare in 2020 to 2021

The new measures are shown below: