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Coronavirus: Advice for Businesses

For details on the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant please see our business rates relief page. The next phases of the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund launched on Wednesday 24th June.

For an overview of what support and grants are available to business, including details of business rate reliefs, please see our  Coronavirus advice page.

The Council has issued more information on those businesses which must close and guidance for those who need to make planning alterations or have licensing queries.

Coronavirus support and advice

A final notice ‘cancellation notice’ is issued after either a first reminder has not been satisfied or where a first reminder has been satisfied, and then further payments have not been received on or before the payment due date.

When a final notice is issued, the right to pay by monthly instalments for the remainder of the financial year is lost, and the full year’s remaining business rates becomes due immediately.

Will I be able to pay by instalments in future years?

Yes, at the beginning of each financial year, all business rate payers have the right to pay by monthly instalments. Provided that they pay on or before the payment due date then the right to pay by monthly instalments remains.

I am unable to pay the outstanding amount

Providing no further recovery action has been taken, we may be able to remove the final notice and reinstate instalments providing the following conditions can be met by the ratepayer:

  1. The account is brought up to date.
  2. An agreement is made to pay all future instalments by direct debit.

How and where do I pay?

Please visit the ways to pay business rates page for further information on the range of payment methods available.

For further information please contact:

Write to us: Revenues Team, PO Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, DE14 9JG

Telephone: Repayment Enquiries: (01283) 508859; 508380; 508390; 508364 : Billing Enquiries: (01283) 508416, 508417, 508418

Email: nndr@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

In person: please visit one of our Customer Service Centres at either the Market Place, Burton upon Trent; or the Library, Uttoxeter.