South Somerset business support

As you may know by now, Government is providing grants of £10,000 for businesses that qualify for small business rate relief. This is money that will be paid over by government to your District Council (if you live in Somerset). They will then distribute it to anyone who qualifies.

To qualify you have to work from business premises on which you would pay rates, but you also get 100% rates relief.

Yesterday South Somerset opened their registrations for the grant.

The forms are relatively straightforward. Follow this link Covid 19 business support

Then click on Government Grant Funding Schemes then at the bottom of the tab, click on the link to “Apply for the Business Support Grant”

Please be aware the first question is a little ambiguous! SSDC are changing it an dit should be fixed later today. The question is about state aid and reads

“I confirm the organisation has not received De Minimis aid in the last 3 financial years (this being the current financial year and the last two financial years)

You then have 2 options
Yes or No
If you have received no state aid in the last 3 years you should answer the question with “Yes”

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