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Christmas Support Payments

  • All claims for Christmas Support Payments must be received by 31 January 2021.

    A claim is not classed as received until you have provided all the supporting information we have asked for. Claims received after 31 January 2021 will not be considered.

Public houses could claim a one-off payment of £1000 to help them through the festive period.

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Who can claim

You can claim the Christmas Support Payment from us if you are a Chesterfield Borough Council Business Rates payer and your business meets ALL of the following criteria:

  • it is trading as a public house, that means it must:
    • be open to the general public
    • allow free entry other than when occasional entertainment is provided
    • allow drinking without requiring food to be consumed
    • permit drinks to be purchased at a bar
  • it was registered for Business Rates on 30 November 2020
  • it would have been open and trading as normal on 30 November 2020 if it wasn't for the local restrictions
  • less than 50% of the business's income is from food sales

Businesses that are not eligible

Your business will not be eligible for the scheme if it doesn't meet the above criteria, or it:


Information you will need

You will need the following information to claim:

Business Rates account reference - this is an 8 character reference beginning with 5, you can find this on your annual bill

Business bank account details - this is the account we will pay the grant into

Proof of business bank account - the most recent statement or a screenshot of online banking, and must:

  • show the business bank details
  • be from within the last month
  • show business transactions during this period

Accounts showing the percentage of income received from food sales - you will need to provide accounts for the month of January 2020, November 2019, or October 2019, and they must be dated no later than 11 March 2020. Businesses established after 11 March 2020 and before 1 December 2020 will still be eligible for this grant, and will need to provide accounts for the month of October 2020.

The accounts that you provide must clearly show how much of the business's income is from food sales, and how much is from alcohol sales. 

You will need to upload electronic copies, scanned images or clear photos of the proof we have asked for.


How to apply

You can claim a Christmas Support Payment online using the form below, and you will need to create an account before you can apply. 

Claim A Christmas Support Payment

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What happens next?

If your application is successful the payment will be made directly into the bank account you have provided details for. 

We will notify you by email whether your application has been successful or not.

You must declare any payments you receive as part of the business's tax return. 


Is your business in the Chesterfield Borough Council area?

If you are not sure who to claim from, you can find your local council here.


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Last updated on 05 January 2021