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Eligibility for full Rates Relief & £25000 grant

Natural Health Centre offering hourly rentable space for therapists, wellbeing classes and events

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Our natural health centre rents out a space for groups doing yoga, pilates, mindfulness, creative writing, dance etc as well as treatment rooms for complementary health therapies such as massage, acupuncture, counselling, psychotherapy. I read on the government website that 'Wellness Centres and Massage Parlours' were included in with those categories of businesses that were required to close last week. Does a requirement to close mean we are entitled to the Rates and Grant support. If not are we in the Leisure category? Our RV is between £15000 and £51000

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By Accountant A
15th Jun 2020 20:32

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By william wheen
27th Mar 2020 11:14

Guidance seems to say "retail, leisure , hospitality, places of assembly" but in a separate section, those categories plus wellness centres and massage parlours were also mentioned as being required to close. Does that imply we are in that first group of eligible businesses

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By Duggimon
27th Mar 2020 11:23

I would suggest applying through your local council and they will release whatever funding you are entitled to.

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By william wheen
27th Mar 2020 11:46

I'm doing that, but just really wanted some professional ammunition to use if they turn me down as we seem to be in a grey area

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By insolventnl
27th Mar 2020 14:34

william wheen wrote:

I'm doing that, but just really wanted some professional ammunition to use if they turn me down as we seem to be in a grey area

Dont take this the wrong way but stating a comment you read on a web vs having an accountant to accompany you or write something in ther companys headed letter

Which do you think will give you ammunation?

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By Steve Holloway
27th Mar 2020 12:01

The requirement to close is entirely different to the grant funding. My understanding is that premises will either be rated to match the criteria or they won't otherwise the council wouldn't know how to contact you. What is your rating classification?

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By william wheen
27th Mar 2020 14:06

That's partly why I'm concerned. The VOA classify us as 'offices and premises' which is several years out of date, and I've already told them that months ago. We are a leaseholder from the local Council so as our landlords they should be well placed to know what we do I guess. The crunch question is still are we going to be judged to be part of the Leisure category?

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