Grants for Business Rates

£12,618,443 in grants have been paid to 1002 business premises within Runnymede. These grants have been vital to our local economy - helping ensure the survival of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants and many other businesses.

We are in the final stages of this programme.  The vast majority of eligible businesses have now claimed grants.

Details of when the applications for grants closed are listed below.

  • The Small Business Grants Fund closed at midnight on 28 August 2020
  • The Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grants Fund closed at midnight on 28 August 2020
  • The Discretionary Grants Fund for businesses closed on 23 June 2020


Expanded Retail Discount 2020/21

The government has announced it will provide 100% Business Rates Relief for the 2020/21 financial year for eligible occupied retail, hospitality and leisure properties.

All ratepayers who received retail discount in 2019/2020 will automatically receive the revised 100% discount. This is for the period 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. An amended bill will be issued in April.

We will identity any other accounts that meet the criteria, automatically update our records and issue amended bills in due course.