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National Guidance: Autumn and Winter plan

For us to have a safe and unrestricted winter, we need everyone to remain vigilant and comply with guidance. Everyone, including those who are fully vaccinated, should follow behaviours and actions that reduce transmission and help to keep people safe.

To find out more about the Autumn and Winter plan see GOV.UK.

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Business support grants

Find out about the financial support available for businesses in Torbay.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (5 November to 31 March 2021) – Closed

Applications closed on 31 May 2021 with final payments required from Local Authorities by 30 June 2021.

Restart Grant (from 1 April) – Closed

Applications closed on 30 June 2021 with final payments required from Local Authorities by 31 July 2021.

Additional Restrictions Grant (businesses which do not pay business rates/ rate-paying businesses that remained open in National Lockdown) – Closed

Applications are now closed. Torbay Council has been allocated £4.684m in discretionary grants which have been available since November 2020. This grant has now been fully spent and provided discretionary support to over 1,800 businesses that applied. This figure also includes the second top-up that was announced in the 2021 budget.

Business rates relief Retail, Hospitality & Leisure

The relief for retail, hospitality and leisure scheme has been extended until 30 June 2021 at 100% relief. Relief from 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 will be at 66% relief. Eligible businesses will have this indicated on their 2021/22 bill.

Business rates relief, other sectors

The Government has announced business rates relief for businesses outside the retail, hospitality and leisure scheme. No further details have been released. Once this scheme is available to apply for more information will be posted here.

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