Accessing financial support for businesses affected by COVID-19

A range of financial support is available for businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. You may find it helpful to use the Government’s support finder tool that helps identify which support you are eligible for. The grants that the Government has made available to businesses are being administered by local authorities. Information for West Suffolk businesses about these grants can be found using the links below:

Be aware

We have been made aware of a company offering to assist you in getting your grant for a charge. Please do not fall for this. Follow the advice on this webpage and on the council’s social media channels.

Business rates changes in response to COVID-19

The Government has announced a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure and nursery businesses in England. Eligible businesses do not need to take any action. This was applied to business rates bills in April 2020.