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Associated E-petitions

Above 100,000 Signatures

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

The Government published a response on 27 March, stating that many event venues were now eligible for business rates relief.

Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic

The Government has yet to publish a response.

Give UK nurseries emergency funding if they have to close down amid COVID-19 –

The Government issued a response on 23 April, stating that childcare providers will be eligible for a business rates holiday for one year; accordingly, non-local authority providers of childcare (registered with Ofsted and providing EYFS) will pay no business rates in 2020 to 2021, from 1 April. and nurseries in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief will benefit from small business grant funding of £10,000.

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

The Government issued a reponse on 7 May, stating “If airlines or airports find themselves in trouble as a result of COVID-19 even following the Government’s cross-economy wage and financial interventions, the Transport Secretary and Chancellor have confirmed that the Government is prepared to enter discussions with individual companies seeking bespoke support as a last resort, having exhausted all other options.”

Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19 

The Government has yet to publish a response.

10,000 – 100,000 Signatures

Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Less than 10,000 signatures   

Economic assistance for the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Work with breweries to provide financial help for Pub landlords during Covid-19

Include wholesale businesses in the COVID 19 Business Rates Relief



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