Additional Restrictions Grant

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.

The purpose of this schemes is to support those businesses that have been most impacted by to local restrictions.

General eligibility criteria

Under the Additional Restrictions Grant the following businesses will be eligible for support:

  • Businesses in the events and conference industry liable for business rates (NNDR)
  • Local suppliers of goods to the hospitality sector that are liable for business rates (NNDR)
  • Non-essential retail businesses outside of the business rates system and based in commercial premises
  • Non-essential retailers, liable for business rates, having received a payment under the closed LRSG scheme (to 2 December)
  • Direct suppliers of goods and services to the cruise industry that are liable for business rates
  • Market traders operating on licenced markets in Southampton
  • Live music venues liable for business rates (NNDR)
  • Businesses in co-working spaces that have been closed during the second ‘lock-down’ that and that are not 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
  • Limited companies, registered at Companies House and based in residential properties
  • Private childcare facilities and nurseries that are liable for business rates (NNDR)
  • Small charities providing learning opportunities and welfare to local residents
  • Local businesses in the marine leisure sector that are not liable for business rates (NNDR)

General eligibility is also based on the following

  • Businesses MUST be based in Southampton and be registered at Companies House 
  • Businesses must have been trading and not have ceased trading on the 5 January 2021 
  • Those with fixed monthly business related overheads
  • For SMEs based in a residential property, fixed monthly overheads for the purpose of these grants can only include legitimate business expenses
  • A maximum of one payment will be made per residential or commercial property (hereditament) other than for co-working spaces
  • A demonstrable fall in revenues due to the C-19 crisis of over 60% in recent months when compared with the same period in 2019

Additional priorities

Southampton City Council has then determined to prioritise the following.

  • Priority will be show to businesses with a greater number of employees to protect employment and those with higher fixed costs.
  • Businesses that were mandated to close from 5 November to 2 December 2020, and from the 5 January 2021 will continue to be prioritised under these schemes.

Payments to eligible businesses

Under the Additional Restrictions scheme the following payments will be made within a 30 day cycle until the scheme is closed. (Once Tier 2 restrictions are lifted payments will cease.)

  • £500 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)
  • £1,000 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)
  • £1,750 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)

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.

Apply for Additional Restrictions Grant