Business Support Scheme

Business Support Scheme

The Members of Meath County Council have allocated a fund in the Annual Budget for 2021 to encourage and support businesses in County Meath under the Business Support Scheme 2021.

Business Support Scheme 2021 

 

The Members of Meath County Council have allocated a fund in the Annual Budget for 2021 to encourage and support businesses in County Meath under the Business Support Scheme 2021.

Below are the bands which determine the level of support available.

Business Support Scheme Table

Conditions of Scheme:

  • Applicants must occupy a rated commercial property within Co. Meath.

 

  • The Commercial Rates (including arrears) relating to the business must be paid in full on or before 31st July 2021. 

 

  • If existing customers pay via Direct Debit, Standing Order, EFT, On – Line or payment card,

this date will be extended to 8th December 2021, however, payments made via these options must have commenced prior to 7th April 2021 or have made prior arrangements with Meath County Council.

 

  • An increased support is available to businesses that pay by direct debit, see table above.

 

  • The Business Support Scheme will not apply where a Business may already be availing of a support/incentive scheme already being operated by Meath County Council.

 

  • This credit cannot exceed 15% of a saving to any business on their annual rates bill.

 

  • Businesses/companies that operate using multiple properties within Meath only qualify once for the grant, not multiple times.

 

  • The grant will only apply to customers where their annual rate demand is €20,000 or less.

 

  • Where businesses/companies operate from multiple properties within County Meath, the limit is a combination of their annual rate demands.

 

 

Payment of the Grant: 

  • The support measure will be applied in 2022 by posting a credit to the Customers Commercial Rates Account once the above conditions have been fulfilled.

 

Queries

If you have any queries on the Business Support Scheme, please email ratesfinance@meathcoco.ie