“Our package of measures, including grants and relief on council tax and business rates, will go some way to helping those who have suffered, recover from this situation. We will not stop there and will continue to lobby Government to ensure we have the right flood defences in place and ensure there is further financial assistance and grants when needed.”
The package includes a range of measures to support residents, businesses and community groups affected by Storm Ciara and any subsequent floods in 2020. The grant scheme will support
Households in receipt of the grant will also be considered for a 100% discount on their council tax for a minimum of three months, or until they are able to return home. Businesses will also be considered for a 100% business rate discount for up to three months or until the business is able to resume trading from the premises. The scheme will apply to businesses with a rateable value of less than £10m.
The package of local support measures has been developed in accordance with the Government’s Flood Recovery Framework.
Homeowners and businesses affected by flooding can apply for the grant funding by visiting www.kirklees.gov.uk/floodsupport