In response to the Coronavirus 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 (Open) - for businesses NOT legally required to close between 17 October and 4 November 2020

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

Period of entitlement to claim is from 17 October 2020 to 4 November 2020.

In order to be eligible your business must:

  • 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)

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.

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

 


 

Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 5 November 2020 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 to claim 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