Business Rates Relief boosted with new £1.5 billion pot

Some business ratepayers adversely affected by COVID-19 are to get a share of a £1.5 billion discount on their bills. Key features of the scheme include: new Business Rates relief fund of £1.5 billion for businesses affected by COVID-19 outside the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors targeted support delivered as appeals against rates bills on…

Chamber Chat: March 2021

The March Chamber Chat is available here. Content includes: Note from the President AGM update Subscription reminder Emerging from Lockdown Local Independents Window sticker Member Business Spotlight: BCT Accountants answers 10 key questions Top tips for Business Brighter Boroughbridge Initiatives

Coronavirus Financial Support For Your Business

Several coronavirus grant and other support schemes are now in operation depending on your type and size of business. It can be a little confusing at times as to what is available, when and to whom. A useful summary can be found on the Harrogate Borough Council’s website which you may find helpful.

Budget 2021: Key Points

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, gave something of a tour-de-force in delivering his second budget today. In addition to freezing duty on Alcohol and Fuel (always welcome though rare!), there will be further Coronavirus support, including: Furlough to be extended until the end of September Government to continue paying 80% of employees’ wages for hours they…