COVID-19 support for businesses
Business Rates Relief
Following the Government's announcement of new Business Rates relief fund of £1.5 billion for businesses affected by COVID-19 outside the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors - West Suffolk Council will work with its partners at Anglia Revenues Partnership and will update this webpage when it has more information about what this will mean for West Suffolk businesses.
COVID-19 restrictions grants
West Suffolk Council is responsible for administering Government financial support for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March 2020 the Government has launched a number of different grant schemes. Each of these schemes has different criteria depending on the time period it relates to, the restrictions that were in place or the types of businesses who can apply.
The time periods for which grants are currently available are set out below. By clicking on the different buttons below, businesses can access the detailed eligibility criteria and the relevant application forms for the various schemes.
Find out more and apply for the Business Restart Grant (BRG) and Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) by following these links:
From 1 April 2021
ARG Restart closed and open grants
To help businesses with fixed costs not eligible for the Government Restart Grant. From 1 April 2021
One-off restart grants for businesses in non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation to help them reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted 16 February to 31 March 2021
Grants for businesses who were required to close under national lockdown restrictions.
- Creating safer places
- Test and Trace Support Payment
- Safer places - business information pack
- COVID-19 advice and guidance for business
- Accessing financial support for businesses affected by COVID-19
- Business restart grants