On 3 March 2021, Government announced the introduction of grant support for non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England.

The support on offer through this new Restart Grant scheme will be in the form of a one-off grant funding payment to eligible businesses, to be made in the 2021-2022 financial year.

The Restart Grant scheme is only for businesses on the ratings list and is a one-off grant.

Applications for a Restart Grant payment

If you have not claimed a Restart Grant payment 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.

Guidance on grant eligibility and payments

Types of businesses that are eligible

A full list of the types of businesses eligible to apply a Restart Grant payment is available on the GOV.UK website. See the following links:

Non-essential retail premises

Non-essential retail premises may be eligible for the Restart Grant payment. If eligible the following thresholds will apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15000 or under on 1 April 2021 will be entitled to a payment of £2667.
  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15000 and less than £51000 on 1 April 2021 will be entitled to a payment of £4000.
  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51000 or over on 1 April 2021 will be entitled to a payment of £6000.

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises may be eligible for the Restart Grant payment. If eligible the following thresholds will apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15000 or under on 1 April 2021 will be entitled to a payment of £8000.
  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15000 and less than £51000 on 1 April 2021 will be entitled to a payment of £12000.
  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51000 or over on 1 April 2021 will be entitled to a payment of £18000.