Coronavirus: Advice for Business

This page will be updated regularly with the latest information on Coronavirus support available to businesses.  

 

The UK Government has set out a package of measures to protect businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. Businesses in Wales could benefit from the following Wales and UK Government schemes which include:

 

  1. Support for Welsh Businesses [up to date 1 April 2020]
  2. Self-employment income support scheme [27 March 2020]
  3. Support for SMEs who are paying sick pay to employees
  4. Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme 
  5. Support for businesses paying tax

We will keep this page updated with the latest information as these schemes are developed and made available.  Please see more authoritative sites and links below:

  

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Coronavirus Grants for Vale of Glamorgan Businesses (25.03.2020)

Welsh Government have recently announced that they will support businesses with a grant of £10,000 or £25,000 depending on the rateable value of the business.  The flowchart provides information on whether a business is entitled to a grant or not. Please note this grant only applies if you are in a rateable business premise for which you hold the responsibility for rates.

 

Find out if you're eligible flowchart

 

Before you make an application for a Business Grant, please ensure that you have a copy of your bank statement ready to upload.

 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY BEFORE YOU HAVE THIS OR THIS MAY SLOW DOWN YOUR APPLICATION.

 

  • Please note that grant awards are limited to 2 per business per local authority area.  If you have more than one business in the Vale of Glamorgan you will be required to complete a separate form per separate business unit. 

The application form for this grant is now available.  The easiest and most efficient way to apply for a grant is online at https://forms.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/businessgrants

 

Online applications will also result in the grant payment being paid direct into your bank account sooner.  

If you have any issues completing this electronically please email businessgrants@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

In order to ensure that the Council has all the necessary information to enable the administration of the grants quickly and accurately, all businesses are being asked to complete the application form and to provide the following supporting evidence:

 

  • A copy of your current bank statement showing the bank account name, sort code and account number. This will ensure any grant can be paid via BACs straight into your bank account.

This process relates specifically to the Coronavirus Grants, Business Rates relief information will be sent in due course.

 

If you wish to discuss this application form further, due to the unprecedented amount of phone calls that are currently being received it is therefore recommended that you contact the Council by e-mail to businessgrants@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk and a response will be issued within five working days.

 

In this unprecedented economic crisis, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be keeping businesses updated with the latest information on Coronavirus via this Business Support web page. This will be updated on a regular basis.

 

Business Grant Form

Vale of Glamorgan Business Support

In this unprecedented economic crisis, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be keeping businesses updated with the latest information on Coronavirus via this Coronavirus Business Support web page. It will be updated on a regular basis, if you would like to register your interest in receiving email updates regarding business support please enter your details:

 

Vale of Glamorgan Business Support  

 

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