Despite the Governments's statement that there will be "small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief ", the guidance sent out to councils says that this only applies to LGFA S43 6 (B) hereditaments which excludes pubs - it applies to shops, food stores and Post offices and specifically excludes any business supplying catering.
Pubs can qualify for Rural rate relief but I just cannot find the legislation that brought this in. I am hoping there is some clause that says this falls under S43 6 (B) even though that seems unlikely as the original legislation should have been updated.
I think most councils on the face of it are taking a broad view but at least one is not which one can understand if the government will not fund it for them. I am hoping there is something I have missed. If not, I suspect cock-up rather than conspiracy.
Has anybody else come across this or know what the get out of jail free card is if it exists?