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Support for businesses

Business Support Grants

There are a number of grants available that cover the restrictions put in place by the Government.

  • tier 2 (26 December – 30 December),
  • tier 3 (31 December to 4th January)
  • and the national lockdown from 5 January. 

Find out more about business grants

National lockdown

All non essential business are closed. Further guidance and support will be added as it is published.

Commerical Suppliers

Commercial Services will be aiming to keep suppliers to the Council updated on a regular basis as the situation around COVID-19 develops find more information on their pages below.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to businesses

Find out more on website

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub

Visit the Growth Hub for free advice and information on:

  • local and national business support
  • sources of finance
  • help to build business resilience.

Growth hub website

Business rates & rate relief

You can find out about;

  • rate relief and support
  • grants for businesses
  • expanded Retail Discount 2020/21
  • nursery schools relief
  • discretionary grant funding

Contact the government’s business support helpline for free advice

Phone: 0800 998 1098

Webchat: talk to an adviser using the webchat

Phoneline and webchat open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

HMRC helpline

HMRC have online help set up to help businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus.


Please note, during the Covid-19 pandemic, our processes have substantially altered for many of our licensing functions – please email for details.

Building control

Please be aware that there will be some delays in our response times which is unavoidable at the moment. Building Regulation plan checks are continuing as normal and we are completing inspections using COVID secure measures. For more information about site inspections please see our latest news page.

For more details on our revised processes, please see our FAQs Covid-19 impact on planning processes