The Council has now agreed on a policy for the discretionary Non-Domestic Rates COVID–19 Additional Relief Fund.View the policy document
The Council will begin to award the discretionary relief to eligible ratepayers accounts in the coming days.
If you are awarded the relief and do not meet the qualifying criteria contained within the policy above please email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise the Council that you are not eligible, please include your account number and we will remove the relief from your account.
If you believe you are eligible for the relief and have not received any notification of the relief being awarded to you by 30th April 2022 please email email@example.com with your account number and formally advise that you meet the eligibility criteria detailed in the above policy and you would like to claim the relief. Please include your account number in your email.
The CARF scheme is subject to the subsidies chapter within the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). However, for CARF there is an exemption for subsidies under the value of approximately £2,243,000 per economic actor (broadly speaking, for example, a holding company and its subsidiaries).
This allowance comprises 325,000 Special Drawing Rights (at current exchange rates about £343,000) for Small Amounts of Financial Assistance and a further £1,900,000 for COVID-19 related subsidy. Therefore, to be awarded CARF you must not have claimed over the period 2019/20 to 2021/22 more than £2,243,000 from schemes that fell within the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance or COVID-19 related allowances.
COVID-19 business grants you have received from the local government and the 2019/20 Retail Relief should count towards this limit, but you should not count any Extended Retail Discount you have received since 1 April 2020.View further details
The Government and Ryedale District Council will not tolerate any business falsifying their records or providing false evidence to gain this relief, including claiming support above these thresholds. A ratepayer who falsely applies for any relief, or provides false information or makes false representation in order to gain relief may be guilty of fraud under the Fraud Act 2006.