Around 2,500 businesses are expected to qualify and we are working hard to look at all the applications and make payment to eligible applicants as quickly as we can under difficult circumstances. If you have applied but have not yet received a payment or response please bear with us whilst we are dealing with the current applications backlog.
Why have some businesses already been awarded grants and some not?
Grants for businesses who have been paying business rates recently are generally much simpler to process as we already have their full and verified details.
For those who have not been paying business rates recently, where details have changed or are out-of-date, where not all information is clearly in place, or where there are multiple premises, there is a checking and verification process that needs to take place which we are working to do this as quickly as we can. We also need confirmation regarding the eligibility of certain types of premises before we can process applications for these.
Additional checks apply to self-catering accommodation businesses. Resolution of business rating issues can take time, particularly if this requires registration with VOA.
Why are some businesses not eligible?
The criteria have been decided by the government. If your business was not actually on the business rating list by 20th March 2020 we are currently not in a position to consider your application, but we will review this in the light of any updated government guidance.
The £10,000 grant is for qualifying businesses with a Rateable Value (RV) of up to £12,000 and currently in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief. The £25,000 grant is for businesses with an RV in the range £12,000-£51,000 but only applies to those which are ‘mainly or wholly in the retail/ leisure/ hospitality sectors’. If your RV is in this range but your business is in another sector you are unlikely to qualify for this particular grant. Some other exclusions and limits also apply.
These grants do not apply to applicants with a Rateable Value over £51,000. Additional eligibility criteria apply to charities and self-catering accommodation.
How can we check the status of our application?
If within 8 weeks of the date of your application form submission or your submission of additional evidence you have not received payment of a grant or have not received an explanation, response or query from us, you may contact us by email to DATECONDEV@ynysmon.gov.uk and provide the following information, and we will seek to investigate and respond within 5 working days:
- Application reference number
- Date of application
- Date of additional information upload (if this applies)
- Name of business
- Premises address