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The government has announced an additional £1000 Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs in Tiers 2 and 3 who will miss out on much needed business during the busy Christmas period. We are awaiting advice from government about Tier 4 funding.

Pubs that mainly serve alcohol rather than food have been asked to make huge sacrifices over the festive season and will be eligible for a one-off £1000 to help make ends meet.

This will cover those in Tiers 2 and 3 forced to reduce their operations as a result of the latest regional measures put in place to contain transmission of the virus.


Your business may be eligible if it:

  • occupies property on which it pays business rates
  • is a wet led pub, meaning that the business derives under 50 per cent of its income from food sales.
  • was trading on 4 November 2020.

For the purposes of this payment, pubs should under normal circumstances (without local or national restrictions) be described as:

  • open to the general public
  • allowing free entry other than when occasional entertainment is provided
  • allowing drinking without requiring food to be consumed and
  • permitting drinks to be purchased at a bar

Business who are not a wet-led pub are not eligible for this payment.

The following exclusions also apply:

  • Pubs that derive over 50 per cent of their income from food sales will not be eligible to receive funding through this grant scheme.
  • Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made, are not eligible for funding under this scheme.
  • Businesses that have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of state aid permitted

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You can also view more information on the government website.