Emergency flood relief measures

Source: HM Government | | 19/11/2019

The Prime Minister has announced that households and businesses that have been significantly affected by the recent flooding will be eligible for immediate 100% relief on their council tax and business rates for at least the next 3 months. This is part of a number of measures that have been announced by the Government to help those affected by the devastating floods.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed it will extend its Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers badly affected by the recent flooding. The fund will allow farmers and land managers who have suffered uninsurable damage to their property to apply for grants of between £500 and £25,000 to cover repair costs. For example, clearing debris or recovering damaged land.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will provide funding for a Business Recovery Grant which will provide up to £2,500 per eligible small and medium-sized businesses which have suffered uninsurable losses.

The Government will also provide funding to pay for the recovery costs of local councils where households and businesses have been affected by the severe weather.



 

Latest News

Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay to rise from April 2020
15/01/2020 - More...
According to proposals set out in a government policy paper, the revised rates for statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory adoption pay (SAP), statutory paternity pay (SPP),

Tax allowances you can claim for business cars
14/01/2020 - More...
Capital Allowances allow your business to secure tax relief for certain capital expenditure. Qualifying expenditure on cars must usually be allocated to one of two general pools of

Search


Newsletter

With our newsletter, you automatically receive our latest news by e-mail and get access to the archive including advanced search options!

» Sign up for the Newsletter
» Login