Businesses in these sectors and based in England won’t pay business rates for the tax year 2020-2021. You don’t have to do anything – it’ll be applied on your council tax bill in April 2020. There are rates relief schemes in the other nations of the UK but the details are different: Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland
If the Gov.uk webpage doesn’t answer your questions, try this page with FAQs about everything from how to protect your staff and how to help fight and treat the virus, to insurance and how long businesses must stay closed. The FAQs are part of the Government’s new COVID-19 Business Support website.
If the Gov.uk webpage or the FAQs don’t answer your questions, you can call the new Government helpline on 0300 456 3565 (national rate number, call charges apply). It’s open from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm. Bear in mind it’s likely to be extremely busy.
If your business is based in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you can call a dedicated Government helpline in your nation: list of all helpline numbers
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