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: 8am, Tuesday 5 May.
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.
Full details of the support on offer for businesses and the self-employed can be found on the Government's website.
Small 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).
Please note - grants administered through the Small Business Grants scheme DO NOT have to be paid back.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Businesses which qualify for rate relief automatically receive the discount - you have no need to apply.
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: