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COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

Chorley Council has adopted a Discretionary Rate Relief scheme to assist those businesses/ratepayers who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021/22 only. This relief has been awarded to those businesses/ratepayers who were ineligible to receive the Extended Retail Discount (Covering Retail, Hospitality and Leisure) or Nursery Discount.

The types of business premises that will be supported under this scheme include:

  • day nursery and premises (which are ineligible for Nursery Discount)
  • factory and premises
  • garage and premises (which are ineligible for Extended Retail Discount)
  • hall and premises
  • office and premises
  • shop and premises (which are ineligible for Extended Retail Discount)
  • store and premises
  • warehouse and premises
  • workshop and premises

A letter will be sent to qualifying businesses/ratepayers setting out the eligibility criteria, and the option to opt out of receiving relief if the business:

  1. is not eligible
  2. does not wish to receive the relief

View guidance on the operation of the scheme on the GOV.UK website.


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