Localised restrictions are legally binding, being imposed on specific Local Authority areas where the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care uses powers in Part 2A of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, in response to the threat posed by coronavirus.
In the event of renewed widespread national ‘lockdown’ restrictions being imposed in 2021 or 2022 this final Additional Restrictions Grant scheme may close in light of any new prioritised support being provided to Local Authorities by government.
Those businesses that have already received support through the ARG and continue to meet the criteria of this policy (V5) will not need to resubmit. These businesses will be contacted directly to provide a declaration of continued trading without which no further support will be provided.
General eligibility criteria
Under the Additional Restrictions Grant the following businesses will be eligible for support:
- Hospitality businesses and independent retailers that were eligible for the Restart Grant scheme being liable for business rates (NNDR) that did not apply and therefore have not received any grant support to date. (This will be cross checked against our records)
- Personal Services businesses, liable for business rates (NNDR) that were mandated to remain closed under national restrictions after the 21 June and on the 18 July 2021
- Businesses in the events and conference industry liable for business rates (NNDR)
- Travel agencies and travel related businesses liable for business rates (NNDR)
- Theatres and events spaces, liable for business rates (NNDR) that were mandated under national restrictions to operate at a reduced capacity after the 21 June and on the 18 July 2021
- Live music venues and licenced nightclubs, liable for business rates (NNDR), that were mandated to remain closed under national restrictions after the 21 June and on the 18 July 2021
- Local suppliers of goods to the hospitality sector that are liable for business rates (NNDR)
- Operators of industrial business centres for SMEs, liable for business rates (NNDR)
- Direct suppliers of goods and services to the cruise industry that are liable for business rates (NNDR)
- Essential suppliers to local schools that are liable for business rates (NNDR)
- Businesses located in community or cultural facilities that are not liable for business rates (NNDR)
- Charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) providing learning opportunities and welfare to local residents that are liable for business rates (NNDR)
PLEASE READ THE ARG POLICY V5 BEFORE APPLYING
Payments to eligible businesses
Under the Additional Restrictions scheme the following payments will be made with-in a 30 day cycle until the scheme is closed or the budget is exhausted. This is a finite scheme with a limited budget.
- One-off £5,000 payment for micro businesses and small charity properties with less than 5 employees and / or a turnover of less than £316,000. Fixed monthly cost from £200 to £800 (excl. VAT)
- One-off £7,000 payment for businesses with 5 to 10 employees and / or a turnover of less than £632,000. Fixed monthly property cost from £800 to £2500 (excl. VAT)
- One-off £10,000 payment for businesses with more than 10 employees and / or a turnover from £632,000 to £10.2 million. Fixed monthly property cost over £2500 (excl. VAT)
- Supplementary payments might be considered, budget permitting, if restrictions persist into 2022 and for those businesses directly impact by on-going restrictions.
How to apply
You can submit an application through the online form below. Submissions will then be accepted and processed for the 30 day cycle. Eligible businesses will then be informed and payments made via BACS until the scheme closes.
You are advised to carefully familiarise yourself with the Additional Restrictions and Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) Policy to ensure your business is eligible for payments.