We have regular updates with the latest guidance and advice to business owners in South Gloucestershire.

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Government guidance

GOV.UK has up to date guidance on:

Financial support

Business grants

Funding available for businesses.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant is now closed for applications.

Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant

The Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant is now closed for applications.

Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund

The Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund has reopened for applications. The deadline to apply is midday 16 September 2022.

Rates relief

Business rates relief for the retail, hospitality and leisure sector and childcare nurseries.

100% relief to the end of June 2021 followed by a two thirds reduction to the end of the financial year. This will be capped at £2m per business for properties which were required to close from 5 January 2021 and £105k per business for other eligible properties.

Financial hardship scheme

Any business experiencing financial hardship may make a claim for help with their business rates. In extreme cases of hardship, up to 100% relief can be awarded. This reduction will usually be granted where it is evident that the business is particularly important to the local community.

If you are struggling to pay your business rates, call us so that we can discuss alternative options with you on 01454 867700.

Free business advice, support and training services

We have partnered with Cool Ventures to offer South Gloucestershire businesses a range of free advice, support and training. Visit the Cool Ventures website for the range of support and rolling programme of free webinars.

For central government information about the financial options available and advice on how to reopen safely visit GOV.UK: Business support

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