Council support for flood hit homes and businesses

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council has confirmed there will be rapid financial support available for households and businesses affected by the floods.  

For residents, Council Tax payments will be suspended for up to six months for homes that are severely affected and there will also be individual grants. The Council is asking for financial assistance from the Government and further details will be made available as soon as possible.   

For businesses, business rates will be suspended for up to six months and the Council is exploring a range of grants and loans to help get businesses up and running. There will be detailed discussions with affected businesses about what would work best.

These schemes will be in addition to the grants being given by the Calderdale Community Foundation, which will be supporting personal hardship and community needs. 

The Council is also concerned about the lack of available insurance for householders and businesses and will continue to raise this with the Government for an urgent solution.