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COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

The government announced a new fund on 15 December 2021, the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF).

This is not a grant. It is a relief applied to Business Rate accounts for the financial year 2021/22 only. It has been devised to align reliefs to key sectors in the Council’s Economic Development Strategy, specifically manufacturing and engineering businesses and also includes Language Schools. You can download details of the full CARF scheme.

You do not need to apply for this relief. It will be applied automatically to businesses who meet the eligibility criteria.

New bills will be issued by 01 June 2022 to reflect this relief.

If you have not received an amended bill and you consider your business meets the eligibility criteria, please contact the relevant team below. Please title your email "CARF".