Thursday, March 19, 2020

Advice on Business Rates

West Lancashire Borough Council is committed to supporting businesses in dealing with the disruption caused by the Coronavirus.

We are working with the government to introduce a business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in the Borough for the 2020-2021 tax year, as well as providing the smallest businesses of this type with a cash grant.

We are also working with the government to set up a scheme to provide all small businesses currently eligible for Small Business Rate Relief or rural rate relief with a cash grant to help meet their ongoing business costs.

Businesses can keep up to date on details about the help available to them by visiting our Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for businesses page or visit the Government website (external link) for the latest information.

Councillor Yates, portfolio holder for Resources and Transformation, said: "Small businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy and we know that the coronavirus pandemic is already causing huge problems for many businesses. I would ask all business owners to visit our website to keep up to date with the help available to you, and to get in touch if you are having problems accessing government support."