30 Apr 2020

£10,000 small business grant scheme now open to businesses that occupy a rental property

Small businesses that occupy a rental property are now able to apply for the £10,000 Small Business Support Grant Scheme, Economy Minister Diane Dodds confirmed today.

An online form is now available to register for the £10,000 grant or to provide further information if any of these apply to you.

  • Your business is the sole tenant of a rental property where the landlord receives the rate bill.
  • Your business is the sole tenant of a rental property and the business receives the rate bill
  • Your business owns the property that it occupies and the property has a Total NAV of £1,590 or below

The deadline to register for this grant scheme is Wednesday 20 May 2020.

For more information click here

Register here

Under rating legislation, the landlord is liable for rates on non-domestic rental properties with a Total NAV of £1,590 or below. For rental properties with a sole tenant and properties with a Total NAV of £1,590 or below, further information is required to ensure that that the grant is being paid to the small business who occupies the property, and not a landlord or letting agent.