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Still time to claim Government support if you have been affected by the recent floods

The Government has provided help for businesses and householders that have been affected by the exceptional flooding that started in December 2013.

There is still time to claim assistance. For details of the schemes available in England (some have UK coverage) visit the Gov.uk website. In addition to this there is more generic advice on support available to businesses in your region here and the Business Support Helpline can be contacted on 0300 456 3565.    
 
The following help is available, but companies should check with their Local Authority to check on specific provisions:

  • a repair and renew grant of up to £5,000 each for all affected homeowners and businesses to top up any money received from insurers and make sure flood resilience is built into repairs
     
  • the business support scheme - a £10 million fund to support businesses to develop and implement business recovery plans
     
  • business rate relief - to give all businesses that have been flooded  100% business rate relief for 3 months.

Members affected by floods can also call the Forum helpline on 0845 130 1722.

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