Flood grant

2. Business rates flood grant

Business properties in Stockport that were flooded between 28 July and 9 August 2019, may be able to apply for a temporary reduction in their business rates for 3 months.

To be eligible businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • the business property has been flooded in whole or in part as a result of adverse weather conditions, and
  • the business could not operate from the affected area

After the initial rate-free period expires, in most cases the temporary reduction will end and the occupied business rate will apply again to the whole property.


Only properties affected by the flooding, as affected in the scope outlined above are eligible for this funding. Please only apply if you meet the above criteria or you'll be required to return the funding.

Stockport Council will, under no circumstances, be liable for any damage, injury or loss of any kind whatsoever to any property or persons occurring as a result of activities undertaken with this award.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 22 September 2019.

Apply for a flood payment grant