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Grant scheme for Richmondshire taxi drivers closes soon

Businesses that operate without premises – including taxi drivers, mobile hairdressers, tradespeople and market traders – have just a few days left to apply for covid19 grant aid. 

The Additional Restrictions Grants scheme – relating to the period 31 December to 15 February – closes to applications on 21 February.

The types of businesses that may be eligible include those in shared offices; bed and breakfast businesses where council is paid, not business rates; market traders; taxi drivers; mobile hairdressers and beauticians; plumbers, electricians and other tradespeople.

The key criteria applicable to the scheme are that during the period of the grant the business must:

  • Have been severely financially impacted upon
  • Not be entitled to the Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) Addendum 5 Jan (LRSG(C)A 5 Jan or Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP)
  • Have been trading on 30 December and not have a Rateable Value on its business premise at that date
  • Have fixed unavoidable business costs
  • Be based in Richmondshire

Some businesses are specifically excluded from both these schemes – including solicitors and accountants.

To apply, please go the website: https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/coronavirus/support-for-businesses/covid-19-business-grants/apply-for-additional-restrictions-grant-2021/

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