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Protect All Businesses UK

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Has our Government forgotten us?[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]Unless you pay business rates or qualify for SBBR you are not eligible for a £10,000 cash grant for small business. The cash grant was announced by the chancellor earlier this week and it’s there to help businesses manage the Covid-19 crisis.

Many small businesses and start ups do not pay business rates, nor are they eligible for the small business rate relief (SBBR). The SBBR only applies if you pay business rates.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]

  • What if you operate your business from home? (Like many professionals and the majority of start up businesses).
  • What if your business operates from a hot desk? (Like many micro businesses).
  • What if you rent a serviced office or a serviced industrial park where you pay rent but not rates? (There are tens of thousands of such businesses across the UK).
  • What if you work in trades and largely operate from your van/trade vehicle? (As the majority of trades people do).

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]It seems that millions of small businesses have been forgotten about with no support available.  You are likely to be one of them.

This is a massive oversight by the government and unfair.  We are deeply concerned about the survival of small businesses who will not be able to weather this storm. There are 5.82 million small businesses that account for 99.3% of all businesses in the UK. These small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]

There is an answer

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While only some companies pay rates, we all register as a business with HRMC. Whether that is a limited company, partnership or as a sole trader we all pay our taxes in one form or another and we all deserve the right to get support from the government. This crisis is faced by us all, not just the companies paying business rates.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]

We urge you to action with the below to help you and your fellow business owners.
This will take you less than 5 minutes

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]1:  Contact your local MP and tell them about this massive omission. Ask them to bring this to parliament and extend the business support to all businesses registered with HMRC. (See the email template below). Get your MP’s details at https://members.parliament.uk/constituencies/

2: Sign the petition “Protect all businesses” to force this government to help.  Pass this petition on to anyone you know. SIGN THE PETITON

3: Spread the word on your social media using the hashtag #Covid19uk, #StandAsOne, #protectallbusinessesuk

4: Send this email on to anyone you know. The more we stand together the greater our chance of success.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]

Email template for your MP

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]Dear xxxxxx (Insert Your MP’s name),

Thousands of businesses in your constituency need your help. The 10k grant for small businesses announced by the Chancellor does not apply to many of the small businesses in your area.

There are millions of small businesses in the UK, of which I am one, that do not pay business rates or are eligible for business rate relief. A very large number of small businesses operate from home or hot desks or are in a fully serviced offices or are in trades and operate from their vehicle or on site and others in varying setups. We all pay tax whether corporate, income, VAT, PAYE just not business rates.

We have been forgotten. Small businesses are the life blood of the economy and account for a large proportion of GDP in the UK. There are an average of 500k new start-ups every year and many small businesses are micro businesses that do not pay businesses rates. We are very vulnerable and many  will not survive this crisis without government assistance.

Please apply pressure to your party and the government to extend the 10k grant to all active businesses registered with HMRC, whether limited companies, partnerships or sole traders. This will capture everyone. Please help give me, my family and my business a chance to survive this crisis.

Thanks for your help.

Kind regards,

(Insert your name)[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]

Please take 5 minutes out of your day to do these small actions to help yourself and millions of other business owners around the UK.

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Thanks for your help!

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