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Council business tenants, rent payments and support

We are doing our utmost to support businesses at this challenging time, whilst at the same time ensuring front line council services are protected.

Just like businesses, the council needs its income to help deliver these to everyone especially the vulnerable.

As a landlord, we are keen to adopt a sensible, compassionate and flexible approach. Our message to business owners who may be struggling to meet their rental agreements is to come and talk with us. We will work with you on a case by case basis and consider your individual circumstances to help you pay what you can when you can through an appropriate payment plan.

There is help for businesses from government through the small business grant, business rate relief, coronavirus business interruption loan and furlough schemes. The Business Support section of the website is available to help you find the right support, advice and information to help with the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on your business.

We want to work this through this difficult time with our tenants, the great local businesses that help make our place fantastic, while at the same time ensuring we still have enough money to fund the front line services which we all rely on.