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Support for business

Support for businesses and the self-employed

Please note, we're updating the following information as we receive more details from the Government - last updated: 4pm, Wednesday 10 June.

Discretionary Business Support Grants

Applications for the council's Discretionary Business Support Grants have now closed.

View more information on the council's Discretionary Business Support Grants

The Government has launched a range of measures to support businesses and the self-employed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

You can check whether you or your business may be eligible for cash grants, loans and/or tax relief by using the Government's new online Business Support Finder.

Visit the Business Support Finder

Full details of the support on offer for businesses and the self-employed can be found on the Government's website.

SBGSmall Business Grants

We're administering the Government's Small Business Grants.

We have now contacted all eligible small businesses with details on how to apply for a grant. Registered eligible businesses may have to complete a confirmation statement confirming eligibility. Complete the confirmation statement (opens new window). We must receive your statement by 21 August 2020.

Please note - grants administered through the Small Business Grants scheme DO NOT have to be paid back.

Business rates

Rugby Borough Council issued updated business rate bills which took into account the new reliefs announced by the Government. Businesses should have receieved an updated bill by 1 April 2020.

If you have not received a revised bill, email

Businesses which qualify for rate relief automatically receive the discount - you have no need to apply.

Other support

In addition to financial support from the Government, Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub and the Federation of Small Businesses can also offer advice and guidance to businesses and the self-employed:

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