Apply for the latest business support grant - Covid-19

Apply for the latest business support grant - Covid-19

Local Restrictions Support Grant

This scheme supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then required by law to close for 28 days due to national lockdown restrictions imposed by government.

During the period of 5 November to 2 December 2020, a single grant to cover the 28 day period will be paid to each eligible business. The grant amounts will be fixed.

Businesses with more than one qualifying property will receive more than one grant.

What you will get

  • If your business is eligible and has a property with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, you will receive a grant of £1,334 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.
  • If your business is eligible and has a property with a rateable value of above £15,000 and below £51,000, you will receive a grant of £2,000 per 28-day qualifying period.

If your business is eligible and has a property with a rateable value of £51,000 or above, you will receive a grant of £3,000 per 28-day qualifying period.

Grants will be based on the rateable value of the property on the first full day of the national lockdown restrictions.

Eligibility

Businesses that are eligible are those that have been mandated to close by Government and include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • occupies property on which it pays business rates
  • has been required to close because of national restrictions that resulted in a first full day of closure on 5 November 2020
  • has been required to close for 28 days because of the lockdown
  • has been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises

Exclusions

  • businesses which are able to continue to operate during the lockdown because they do not depend on providing direct in-person services from their premises
  • businesses that have chosen to close, but have not been required to close by law as part of a national lockdown
  • businesses that have reached the state aid limit
  • businesses that are not the ratepayer
  • businesses that are in administration, are insolvent or where a striking off notice has been made are not eligible for this schemeAny changes to the rating list (rateable value or to the hereditament) after the first full day of national restrictions and business closures regulations came into force including changes which have been backdated to this date, will be ignored for the purposes of eligibility.

Apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant

Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:05 by Michelle Lewis

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