In response to the Coronavirus pandemic the Government has announced that businesses losing income as a result of regulations imposed by central government may be eligible for support.

The help that is available...

Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 16 February to 31 March 2021 (National Lockdown)

This grant is to support businesses that are in the ratings list for Business Rates and have a rateable value, as grants are awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement is from 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021.

In order to be eligible your business must:

  • Have a business rates account, have been legally required to close (for example non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses) and have been significantly impacted by lockdown restrictions for the period of local entitlement 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 (National Lockdown).

Businesses not eligible for a Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed)

Businesses that have been able to continue to trade because they do not depend on providing in-person services and can work remotely such as accountants and solicitors are not eligible for this grant.

Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Closed)

If you have already received a Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) payment for previous lockdown periods you do not need to apply again. We will be in contact with you automatically.

If you have not claimed for the Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) please apply here, you will need to provide satisfactory evidence and satisfy state aid rules.  Any grant award received is subject to HMRC tax conditions.

This is a 44 day award period. The grant amounts shown in the following table are fixed.

Business rateable value

44 day grant amount

Up to £15,000

£2096

From £15,001 to £50,999

£3143

From £51,000 and above

£4714

 


The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment  (an extra one off grant payment )

In addition to  Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) payments, the Government has announced the Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment, which provides a one-off top up grant for all businesses legally required to close during national restrictions.

If your business has successfully claimed a Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) for any of the periods below then you will also be awarded a one-off Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment. If you have already submitted a  successful claim for a Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed), your one-off Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment will be made automatically, you do not need to submit a separate claim.

This is a one off grant and the amounts in the following table are fixed.

Business rateable valueone off grant amount
Up to £15,000£4000
From £15,001 to £50,999£6000
From £51,000 and above£9000

 


Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 5 January to 15 February 2021 (National Lockdown)

This grant is to support businesses that are in the ratings list for Business Rates and have a rateable value, as grants are awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement is from 5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021.

In order to be eligible your business must:

  • Have a business rates account, have been legally required to close (for example non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses) and have been significantly impacted by lockdown restrictions for the period of local entitlement 5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021 (National Lockdown).

Businesses not eligible for a Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed)

Businesses that have been able to continue to trade because they do not depend on providing in-person services and can work remotely such as accountants and solicitors are not eligible for this grant.

Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Closed)

If you have already received a Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) payment for previous lockdown periods you do not need to apply again. We will be in contact with you automatically.

If you have not claimed for the Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) please apply here, you will need to provide satisfactory evidence and satisfy state aid rules.  Any grant award received is subject to HMRC tax conditions.

This is a 42 day award period. The grant amounts shown in the following table are fixed.

Business rateable value42 day grant amount
Up to £15,000£2001
From £15,001 to £50,999£3000
From £51,000 and above£4500

 


Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 20 December 2020 - 4 January 2021 (Tier 4)

This grant is to support businesses that are in the ratings list for Business Rates and have a rateable value, as grants are awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement is from 20 December 2020 - 4 January 2021.

In order to be eligible your business must:

  • have a business rates account and have been legally required to close (for example non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses)

Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Closed)

If you have already received a Local Restrictions Grant (closed) payment you do not need to apply again. We will be in contact with you automatically.

If you have not yet made an application for a Local Restrictions Grant (closed), see:

This is a 14 day award period The grant amounts shown in the following table are fixed.

Business rateable value14 day grant amount
Up to £15,000£667
From £15,001 to £50,999£1000
From £51,000 and above£1500

 


Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 16 December to 19 December 2020 (Tier 3)

This grant is to support businesses that are in the ratings list for Business Rates and have a rateable value, as grants are awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement is from 16 December 2020 to 19 December 2020.

In order to be eligible your business must:

  • have a business rates account, have been legally required to close and are in the hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure sectors

Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Closed / Tier 3)

If you have already received a Local Restrictions Grant (open) payment you do not need to apply again. We will be in contact with you automatically.

This is a 4 day award period and grants will be paid pro-rata. The grant amounts shown in the following table are fixed.

Business rateable value14 day award amount4 day pro-rata award amount
Up to £15,000£667£191
From £15,001 to £50,999£1000£286
From £51,000 and above£1500£429

 


Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 5 November to 2 December 2020 (National Lockdown)

This grant is to support businesses that are in the ratings list for Business Rates and have a rateable value, as grants are awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement is from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020.

In order to be eligible your business must:

  • have a business rates account, have been legally required to close (for example non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses) and have been significantly impacted by lockdown restrictions for the period of local entitlement 05 November 2020 to 02 December 2020 (National Lockdown).

Businesses not eligible for a Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed)

Businesses that have been able to continue to trade because they do not depend on providing in-person services and can work remotely such as accountants and solicitors are not eligible for this grant.

Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Closed)

Businesses will have to make an application, provide satisfactory evidence and satisfy state aid rules.  Any grant award received is subject to HMRC tax conditions.

The grant amounts shown in the following table are fixed.

Business rateable valueGrant amount
Up to £15,000£1334
From £15,001 to £50,999£2000
From £51,000 and above£3000

 


Localised Restrictions Grant (Open) - for businesses NOT legally required to close from 2 December - 15 December 2020 (Applications now closed)

This grant was to support businesses in the hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure sectors.

Period of entitlement was from 2 December 2020 to 15 December 2020.

In order to be eligible your business had to:

  • occupy a property which is in the ratings list for business rates and have a business rates account;
  • not have been legally required to close but have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Open / Tier 2) now closed

If you have already received a Local Restrictions Grant (open) payment for the period 17 October 2020 to 04 November 2020 you did not need to apply again. We will be in contact with you automatically.

  • Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Open / Tier 2) closed from midnight Tuesday 5 January 2021.

This is a 14 day award period - grant amounts are shown in the table below.

Business rateable valueGrant amount
Up to £15,000£467
From £15,001 to £50,999£700
From £51,000 and above£1050

 


Localised Restrictions Grant (Open) - for businesses NOT legally required to close between 17 October and 4 November 2020 (Applications now closed)

This grant was to support businesses in the hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure sectors.

Period of entitlement was from 17 October 2020 to 4 November 2020.

In order to be eligible your business had to:

  • occupy a property which is in the ratings list for business rates and have a business rates account;
  • not have been legally required to close but have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions between the period of 17 October 2020 to 04 November 2020.

Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Open / Tier 2) now closed

  • Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Open / Tier 2) closed from midnight Tuesday 5 January 2021.

Businesses will have had to make an application, provide satisfactory evidence and satisfy state aid rules.  Any grant award received is subject to HMRC tax conditions.

This is a 19 day award period and grants will be paid pro-rata. The grant amounts shown in the following table are fixed.

Business rateable value28 day award amount19 day pro-rata award amount
Up to £15,000£934£634
From £15,001 to £50,999£1400£950
From £51,000 and above£2100£1425