Corona-Virus – Support for Businesses – guidance on how Burnley Council are delivering grants to eligible Burnley Businesses
Supporting businesses and the local economy is a key priority for Burnley Council. We understand that this is a difficult time for business and that you are facing unprecedented challenges. We are working with Government and our partners to ensure that our local business community comes through this in as stronger position as possible.
The Council has received guidance from Government on how we are to deliver grants to businesses and funds will be with the Council by early April.
All businesses occupying premises with a rateable value (RV) of up to £15,000 will receive a grant of £10,000.
Businesses in Retail, Hospitality and Leisure with a rateable value (RV) of between £15,000 and £51,000 will receive a grant of £25,000.
The Council is currently identifying eligible businesses and we will be writing to eligible businesses, to ask you for some details. For businesses that have been regularly paying business rates and our records are up to date we will be able to process a payment more quickly and there will be no need to contact the Council. If you think that you are eligible for a grant please could you complete the on line form https://your.burnley.gov.uk/service/Coronavirus_Government_Business_Support_Grant
Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of staff please contact the Business Support Team on telephone numbers – 01282 477208 or 01282 477213.
However, we are aware that many businesses will not benefit from the scheme and we would like to draw your attention to the wider range of schemes including loans and the Job Retention scheme from which you can benefit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses.
If you are a business and have any questions and concerns about any of the programmes on offer please contact the Council’s Business Support Team on 01282 477213 or 477208 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also receive tailored advice and support from BOOST Lancashire https://www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk/ or tel: 0800 488 0057.
Councillor Gordon Birtwistle, Executive Member for Economy and Growth said “We know that many of you are adopting to what is a unique and unprecedented set of circumstances and the Council is here to help and we are working to administer the grants as quickly as possible. Amidst all of the bad news I have been in awe of the many businesses in the borough that are doing great things to support local communities, vulnerable people and to supply the NHS with vital equipment.”
If businesses are experiencing difficulties paying outstanding invoices and accounts with the Council please contact us at email@example.com