Dudley Council offer more help for businesses

Businesses across Dudley borough can apply for grants of up to £6,000 under the latest support for leisure and hospitality industries which have been hit by covid.

Dudley Council is handing out the grants over the next few weeks in the latest helping hand for borough businesses after more than £100 million in financial support has been given by the council since the start of the pandemic.  

Under the latest scheme the grants are available to businesses which operate in the hospitality and leisure sectors and is based on the rateable value of the premises.

Businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less can apply for £2,667 while £4,000 is available to businesses with a rateable value of more than £15,000 but less than £51,000. There are also grants of £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or more. Councillor Steve Clark, cabinet member for finance, said:

"This is excellent news for businesses when, I am sure, they need it most. The pandemic continues to hit businesses hard and we are doing anything we can to help them. I urge businesses to get in touch to see how we can help."

The council has handed out more than £100 million in grants to businesses and individuals who have been affected by the pandemic. The latest help comes as Omicron variant has caused rates to increase across the country.

Businesses who want to apply for a grant can visit the Dudley Business First website and use the business advice section.

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