Raft of measures to support Dudley businesses amid pandemic

By Jamie Brassington | Dudley | Business | Published:

Council bosses have unveiled a raft of measures to support businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Dudley Council

The measures include freezing business tax, stopping repossession powers and making grants available to firms.

Council leader Patrick Harley said it was important to support struggling businesses amid the pandemic.

Under the new measures, businesses operating in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors - alongside nurseries - will not have to pay business tax for 12 months.

Meanwhile court actions and bailiffs have been stopped for missed payments.

Elsewhere, smaller business will be able to apply for grants of £10,000 from Dudley Council. Medium companies working in the retail, hospitality and leisure industries can apply for grants of up to £25,000.

More than 4,000 businesses in the borough are eligible. To apply, visit

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