In order to complete your application you will need to upload a current, signed property lease and your most recent bank statement. Please ensure you have these in an electronic format before completing the form.
All fields with * are mandatory, and should be completed in full.
Business Rates reference if you have one (12 digits long, starts with a 5 and is on your bill)
Position In Company
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Name as it appears on your Business Bank Account
Bank Sort Code (6 digits, no dashes or spaces)
Bank Account Number (8 digits)
VAT Registration Number (if applicable)
Companies House Number (if applicable)
How would you describe your business e.g. Wholesalers
Describe how the local lockdown has affected your business and trade?
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Which of the following statements describes the circumstances of your business – Tick any and all that apply
Please tell us if your business fits any of the descriptions below
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A business in the Retail, Hospitality or Leisure sectors without a Business Rates liability
A business reliant on retail, hospitality or leisure sectors for trade e.g. wholesaler
A small or medium sized business in the manufacturing sector
A small business in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief
Number of employees
We need to see evidence of your running costs to make an assessment on your application. If you do not have figures for the last full year, please provide what you do have and state the period the figures cover in the boxes below
I declare that the information on this form is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I understand that it is a criminal offence to make a statement or representation that I know to be incorrect or to
provide documentation that is false or I fail to disclose information to the authority where the law requires it,
after this form is complete. If I do so I may be prosecuted. I understand Wigan Borough Council is under a duty to
protect the public funds it administers and to this end may verify the information I have provided on this form
with other internal departments, government agencies, local authorities and private sector organisations for the
purpose of billing, collection and recovery of business rates and for the prevention and detective of fraud.
Wigan Borough Council may also share this information with these agencies and other bodies' responsibilities
for auditing or administrating public funds for these purposes.
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