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Michael Barclay12/08/2020 09:40:54
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Has your club got the grant. If so what will the club be doing with it?

Tim Flyer12/08/2020 10:04:57
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Im afraid haven’t heard of such a “grant”. Our club is registered with the government as a community amateur sports club . (CASC) . That automatically gives us a discount on business rates and we do not need to pay tax on income below the threshold of around (50k) which we are obviously well below with only around 60members . This year due to covid our business rates account was refunded. I would be interested to hear if grants are available? and conditions thereof.

Michael Barclay12/08/2020 14:15:16
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It's called " The Coronavirus Retail, Hospitality, and Liesure Business Grant." If your club is registered for business rates you are elegible to apply. It's a fixed sum of £10,000.

Tim Flyer12/08/2020 15:23:16
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Interesting I will take a look . Thank you for posting that 👍

kc12/08/2020 15:37:42
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Please explain to me why any model flying club deserves 10,000 pounds of Taxpayers money!

Gary Manuel12/08/2020 16:16:14
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Looks pukka, but I'm not getting into morality issue of it.

Check HERE

Martin Harris12/08/2020 16:21:57
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It does say that eligible rate payers will be contacted automatically. I'm not sure where we would stand on this - we already get a 100% small business rates discount on our field. It doesn't state that you get the option to turn the offer down!

Flyer12/08/2020 16:26:57
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In Wales the applications for the business rates relief grant closed on the 30th June. It was administered by the local authority, and to be eligible, you had to be in receipt of business rates relief. You also had to state on the application that the club had been 'adversely affected' by the pandemic.

indecision

Gary Manuel12/08/2020 16:41:08
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Posted by Flyer on 12/08/2020 16:26:57:

In Wales the applications for the business rates relief grant closed on the 30th June. It was administered by the local authority, and to be eligible, you had to be in receipt of business rates relief. You also had to state on the application that the club had been 'adversely affected' by the pandemic.

indecision

Does not being able to fly count as "adversely affected"? devil

Flyer12/08/2020 17:39:06
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Posted by Gary Manuel on 12/08/2020 16:41:08:
Posted by Flyer on 12/08/2020 16:26:57:

In Wales the applications for the business rates relief grant closed on the 30th June. It was administered by the local authority, and to be eligible, you had to be in receipt of business rates relief. You also had to state on the application that the club had been 'adversely affected' by the pandemic.

indecision

Does not being able to fly count as "adversely affected"? devil

Seems everytime I pick up a transmitter I am adversely affected cheeky

john stones 112/08/2020 17:57:48
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I would imagine some clubs have been affected, lost money via membership reducing, maybe quite a few flyers have had to choose between hobby or family, not all people have the same income/savings. Tough days.

We heard nowt but haven't gone looking, some lads haven't been seen nor heard since this set off, post been put on our facebook site, anyone struggling please get in touch, we'll help as much as we can.

£10,000 ? sounds a lot, guess they did it for simplicity, democracy. wink

Michael Barclay12/08/2020 18:37:41
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I thought it was worth bringing this to the attention of the forum. The morality of it is up to individual clubs. I do not understand why the BMFA did not bring this to the attention of clubs. Our club was contacted by the council and advised to apply. We got the 10k.

My original post asked for suggestions on how to spend the money to best benefit the club and the future of our hobby.

Mike.

Bob Cotsford12/08/2020 20:09:45
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If you are on a restricted access site then you could invest in starting benches, maybe a container if it's allowed, new flightline safety fences, reseeding the runway - send it to me, I'm sure my club could find ways to spend 10Kface 1

Trainer and buddy box setups and invite the local scouts, schools etc for a flight experience day?

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 12/08/2020 20:10:53

john stones 112/08/2020 20:57:35
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I don't begrudge your club the money Michael, plenty being chucked at other parties, how to spend it ? Question for your members.

Doc Marten12/08/2020 20:59:17
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Posted by john stones 1 on 12/08/2020 20:57:35:

I don't begrudge your club the money Michael, plenty being chucked at other parties, how to spend it ? Question for your members.

+1 yes

Tim Flyer12/08/2020 21:11:56
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I found this **LINK**

it does say the grant will be taxable which worries me slightly... I guess even so our club income isn’t enough to be taxable at only around 6k per year

Denis Watkins12/08/2020 22:12:41
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Posted by Tim Flyer on 12/08/2020 21:11:56:

I found this **LINK**

it does say the grant will be taxable which worries me slightly... I guess even so our club income isn’t enough to be taxable at only around 6k per year

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" The grant will be paid to the person registered as the ratepayer for the property as of 11 March 2020.

You do not have to pay the grant back but it will be taxable. Only businesses which make an overall profit once grant income is included will be subject to tax. "

Who is the Ratepayer at my flying club? And one person is paid 10k ?

Lost for words

john stones 112/08/2020 22:44:26
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Posted by Denis Watkins on 12/08/2020 22:12:41:
Posted by Tim Flyer on 12/08/2020 21:11:56:

I found this **LINK**

it does say the grant will be taxable which worries me slightly... I guess even so our club income isn’t enough to be taxable at only around 6k per year

Quote, Gov.I'M

" The grant will be paid to the person registered as the ratepayer for the property as of 11 March 2020.

You do not have to pay the grant back but it will be taxable. Only businesses which make an overall profit once grant income is included will be subject to tax. "

Who is the Ratepayer at my flying club? And one person is paid 10k ?

Lost for words

Whoever bills get sent to, one person is paid because he/she represent the club. Good luck to all who apply. wink

Martin Harris12/08/2020 22:59:06
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Posted by Denis Watkins on 12/08/2020 22:12:41:

Who is the Ratepayer at my flying club? And one person is paid 10k ?

I'd expect it to be the treasurer? It is at mine although our rates demands were addressed to me as Secretary at the time until we changed it to him. One or the other...

Denis Watkins13/08/2020 07:04:03
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Am not good at explaining things, but will try.

Councils were given the authority to give 10k grants to small businesses who had to be closed during lockdown.

Small businesses who could not be furloughed, so had no income to pay Rents and rates etc.

Small market traders who pay £100 - £200 per week rent, hairdressers etc, who could not be furloughed

These businesses were to get support as they would certainly disappear otherwise.

Hand on heart, should 10 or 15 lads down a field be claiming public funds?

As an individual on a pension would you be comfortable having a paper trail leading 10k to your bank account?

The grant does not go to a business, it goes to the landlord of the business? There needs to be a building?

As I said, this is hard to explain, but how could we possibly qualify?

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