Crawley Borough Council has been provided with additional funding by the government to help Crawley businesses apply for reduced business rates for the current financial year that have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic but are ineligible for existing support linked to business rates.

To be eligible for relief funded by the government’s new COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund, businesses must be a ratepayer, liable and occupying the property for business rates in Crawley (for a period of a day or more) as at 1 April 2021.

Businesses will have to provide evidence to demonstrate a substantial loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and confirm that they have not been helped with other grants or business rates relief. Eligible businesses can apply via the Grant Approval website.

This new relief is available to reduce chargeable amounts in respect of 2021-2022 only. The following thresholds apply: 

In exceptional circumstances (at the discretion of the individual Local Authority), the maximum relief award is up to £20,000.

For more information please contact the Economic Development Team



Date Published: 01/02/2022