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Wrexham Council open up system for businesses to apply for rates grant

Wrexham Council have published information on how businesses can claim a set of financial support linked to business rates.

As part of a range of pandemic economic support measures from UK and Welsh Government businesses could be eligible for grants of £10k or £25k based off their business rates.

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.

Wrexham Council, like all authorities, have been asked to administrate the grant process. Wrexham Council do not however set business rates.

A new online form has been launched where people can apply via https://beta.wrexham.gov.uk/service/covid-19-help-businesses.

For those looking up their current rateable value or similar details as held by the Valuation Office you can find their search form here.

The Council’s new page also contains a summary of the new 100% relief for businesses as well as the qualifying criteria for the 2 grants.

People are urged to read the guidance before completing the form, with it also clearly stated any erroneous or incorrect claims will have to paid back in full.

Wrexham Council say they are expecting to process the claims in the coming weeks, “Wrexham Council appreciates the exceptional circumstances faced by businesses and is working hard to implement this support package as soon as possible and it may take a few weeks to finalise all awards.”

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