Pembrokeshire County Council has revealed that since Wednesday, 1 April, it has already paid out £2.5 million in grants to local businesses.
The Authority’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Paul Miller, said Council staff had been working hard to make the Covid-19 business grants payable as soon as possible
Explained Councillor Miller:
Payments started on Wednesday, 1 April for those who qualify for grants linked to the National Non-Domestic Ratings (NNDR) system. We have already paid out around £2.5 million in grants to local businesses.
Daily payment runs are being made in order that these can get into business bank accounts as soon as possible.
We cannot unfortunately acknowledge receipt of applications but, once authorised, businesses will be emailed and the grant will be paid within two to three working days.
Councillor Miller added:
If there are any issues with a grant application, or information is missing, a Council officer will be in touch to discuss the matter. A dedicated team has been set up to do this.
For further business advice refer to the Council’s Business pages which can be accessed via the following link: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/business-advice-and-support
This will enable access to the application form for the above grants, provide answers to frequently asked questions and links to further sources of advice through HMRC, Welsh Government, Department of Work and Pensions, Public Health Wales and other organisations.
For further enquiries not answered through the business pages, email: [email protected] and an officer will respond. Please view the business pages first.
For those who don’t qualify for the grants, Welsh Government will soon be making details available of how business can access other funding through an Economic Resilience Fund.
Details will be available on the Council’s business pages as soon as they are released by Welsh Government.