Support for Businesses

South Kesteven District Council and InvestSK are continuing to look at ways in which we can support businesses that are facing hardship as a result of the pandemic.

If you have a business and are in need of support, please contact:

 

Business Rates Relief Package - £1.5 billion national funding

We are aware of the £1.5 billion Business Rates relief fund that has been announced and also aware that the legislation is going through the parliamentary process.  The second reading has taken place in the House of Commons, but there are still many stages remaining until the final stages and it receives final assent.  Once the bill receives final assent, South Kesteven will then receive details regarding their funding and eligibility guidance.  We will be required to develop a scheme and identify classes of businesses to support. 

Until we get to this stage, we do not know which businesses will receive the relief, what level of relief is available and what evidence is needed to support the award. 

Once a decision has been made as to how South Kesteven District Council will implement the bill and guidance, we will ensure this is advertised sufficiently.

If you would like more information about the bill - please click here: https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/2861