Equestrian Centres eligible for government support in line with the retail, hospitality and leisure industries.

Posted on 21st March 2020

It has been confirmed from the Sport and Recreation Alliance that equestrian centres are eligible for 100% business rates holiday 2020/21, as well as the wider package of measures for government support that has been announced today (20/03/2020).

Riding centres will receive 100% business rates relief for the year 2020/21. Additionally these businesses with a rate-able value of between £15000 and £51000 will be provided with a grant of £25000, those qualifying for Small Business Rate relief being awarded a grant of £10,000.


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Other useful information

NHS Guide to Coronavirus.

Moral and Legal Obligations as an Employer (from the Equestrian Employers Association).

Advice for Employers on Paying Staff and Reducing Hours (from the Equestrian Employers Association).

BEF Official statement.

BHS Help for Schools.

HMRC Coronavirus helpline 0800 0159 559

The Government advice page for businesses is currently being updated at 2pm each day and can be found here.

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