Cash grants for businesses update

Further to our previous correspondence and despite Sunak announcing that these Business cash grants would be sent out automatically. Thanet District Council and Canterbury Council has announced that there will be an application process according to their website. More information about these grants can be found here.

However for the meantime, we will publish an update as soon as we see Thanet District Council or Canterbury City Council provide a further update. For our clients further afield please check your local authorities website for details.

Properties that are occupied for personal use (for e.g. private stables, beach huts, car parking spaces and personal storage) will not qualify, nor will those properties whose liability is calculated using the small business multiplier (this is shown on the business rates bill).


Update: 1st April 2020;

Both Thanet District Council and Canterbury City Council have updated their website to state:

We are identifying businesses that can get a cash grant and will write to them on or soon after Tuesday 7 April. If you have not received an email or letter from us by Wednesday 15 April and think you should get a grant, please contact the business rates team.

  • If you pay by Direct Debit, we will pay the grant into the bank account from which you pay it on or soon after Tuesday 7 April
  • If you don’t pay by Direct Debit, we will write to you on or soon after Wednesday 8 April with a link to an online form for you to give us your bank details

Please don’t send us your bank details in any other way, as it will mean your payment is delayed.