Salisbury Business Improvement District

Support grants for Salisbury businesses

6th January 2021

The Chancellor has announced new support for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

The Chancellor has announced additional support for businesses during the national lockdown from 5 January 2021 and Wiltshire Council are awaiting further information on these schemes.

New one-off grants will be available to closed businesses as follows:

  • £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

A £594 million discretionary fund is also being made available to support other impacted businesses.
We are awaiting further guidance from the government on these schemes before rolling them out to businesses.

If you have already applied for the Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme, you do not need to apply again. If your businesses was closed as a result of the restrictions in November 2020 and  you have not yet applied for a grant, please complete the application form as soon as possible.

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***Scam regarding fake 'COVID-19 government grant'***

A number of scam text messages are being received across the UK, trying to entice people into giving up their card details in order to claim a non-existent government grant.

The text message claims to come from HM Revenue and Customs.

HMRC will never offer a tax refund by text, email or phone.