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First batch of business support grants goes out

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is amongst the first council’s to make payments to local businesses needing support during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The first batch of Business Rates Support Grants payments will leave the Council’s accounts today and will be with local businesses by Wednesday in most cases.

In the first run of this type more than 290 local businesses will receive the grants. The majority will be £10,000 small business rat relief but some larger enterprises with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000 will receive £25,000.

The Leader of the Council, Simon Tagg, said: “The Council has acted with great urgency in getting this support to our local businesses. The first batch has been sent today, more will follow later this week.

“We are doing everything we can to support our residents and businesses during this crisis. This is one of a range of measures put in place and acted on immediately by the Council.

“We are also working with partners to support others in our communities who may be vulnerable at this time.

“If you require any other kind of help, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has teamed up with Realise Charity to offer assistance.  This could be help with getting shopping, walking your dog or even being put in touch with local community groups or someone to talk to. 

“I want to encourage anyone who is struggling and needs support to come forward and see what we can do to help. The number to call is 01782 742800 or use this link:


Last updated 6 April 2020

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