Coronavirus Information For Businesses

Working safely during the Coronavirus pandemic

From the 19 July 2021 the majority of the Coronavirus Business Restrictions were removed, however coronavirus still remains a risk to the community and businesses.
 
Existing coronavirus legislation has been replaced by the 'Working safety during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic guidance', issued by the Health & Safety Executive. This guidance advises businesses how to undertake a Covid-19 risk assessment, which they are legally required to carry out to help reduce the transmission of Covid-19.
 
Government guidance about working safely during the coronavirus pandemic is available on their website.
 

Useful Links 

A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees. 

 

Coronavirus: Business Rates Support Measures 

The Government has announced its business rates support measures in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Rate Relief 

The Government will provided 100% business rates Retail Discount from 01 April 2020 to 30 June 2021 for the following occupied premises: 
  • Shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas, and live music venues 

This is now extended to include:

  • Sports, assembly and leisure premises 
  • Hotels, guest and boarding houses, holiday accommodation, caravan parks 
From 1 July 2021 Retail Discount is still available to occupied retail, leisure and hospitality businesses but the award is reduced to 66% and is subject to a cash cap.
More details can be found on the Retail Discount webpage.
 

Business Grants 

The council has been allocated money from the government to provide support to businesses in Surrey Heath that will be financially affected by COVID-19. The Additional Restrictions Grant Phase Two will open in January 2021. More details can be found here on the COVID-19 Business Grant webpage.

For more information please visit the Government website.

 

Self Employed Income Support Scheme

The Self Employed Income Support Scheme closed on 1 October 2021.
 
 

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Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding your business please contact our Economic Development team:
You can also contact our Revenues department for queries regarding Business Rates and Government Grants to revenues@surreyheath.gov.uk