Posted: Mon 6th Apr 2020

Updated: Mon 6th Apr

Over £6m in business rates support claims processed by Wrexham Council for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 6th, 2020

More that £6 million has now been awarded to businesses in Wrexham under the business rates relief support announced by Welsh Government.

Last week we reported that Wrexham Council had moved quickly to process claims for economic support, many from small local businesses.

Finance and ICT Staff, including many drafted in from other duties, have handled over 507 claims and there’s 300 currently being processed which will be processed in the coming days.

In the announced measures business are eligible for:

– A grant of £25,000 for occupied businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £51,000, or
– A grant of £10,000 to businesses eligible for Small Business Rates Relief with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.

Both grants are only available to firms on the business rates register as of March 20th, 2020.

Wrexham Council opened the scheme a week ago, well ahead of some nearby local authorities, and many businesses have seen the cash hit their bank accounts already. In comparison Flintshire Council’ first batch of emergency cash grants will start being be paid from today.

Chief Executive, Ian Bancroft and Council Leader, Cllr Mark Pritchard welcomed the news and said: “These are very difficult and worrying times for businesses in Wrexham and across the UK. Staff have been determined that the support given by Welsh Government gets to our businesses quickly in order to help them manage during these unprecedented times.

“Their commitment to this can be seen in the amount of claims that have already been processed in a very short time and we know that this will continue to ensure that every claim goes through with the speed and accuracy needed.”

If you have yet to apply please avoid any delays by carefully entering the details required on the application form.

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