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The Local Restriction Support Grant (Sector) scheme supports businesses that have been by law subject to national closures since 23 March 2020. It is also for any other business property types which may be closed on a national basis in the future.
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) scheme was available for:
- the period 1 to 4 November 2020
- from 2 December until we entered Tier 4 restrictions on 19 December 2020
For support from 19 December – please see the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum) Tier 4.
Ratepayers may continue to be eligible for support from the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) scheme where the Local Covid Alert Level is Medium, High or Very High. Where Tier 4 restrictions or National Lockdown are imposed the Sector scheme ceases to be available, but will become available again in periods where the Tier 1, 2 or 3 restrictions apply.
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 cash grant of £667 per 14-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 cash grant of £1,000 per 14-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 cash grant of £1,500 per 14-day qualifying period.
Businesses must have been trading on 23 March 2020 to be eligible to receive a grant payment. If new national closures of business property types are announced, then the business must have been trading on the date of the announced closure in order to be eligible.
Eligible businesses are:
- Nightclubs, dance halls, and discotheques.
- Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars.
- businesses that have chosen to close, but have not been required to close as part of a local restrictions.
- businesses that have reached the state aid limit / subsidy allowance 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 scheme.
- businesses will not be eligible if they have re-purposed their business and as a result have been able to open, for example changing their business from a nightclub to a bar.