Local Restrictions Support Grant for Closed Businesses – England


Businesses that were open as usual and were then required to close due to local Tier 2, Tier 3 or Tier 4 restrictions may be eligible for LRSG (Closed) or LRSG (Closed) Addendum: Tier 4.

Eligible businesses are entitled to a cash grant from their local council for each 14 day period they are closed.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant for Closed Businesses is a mandatory grant for businesses that have a rateable value and that have been forced to close or stop their main business activity. The rate of payment for eligible businesses will be:

For properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, £667 for each 14-day period.
For properties with a rateable value of over £15k and below £51k, £1,000 for each 14-day period.
For properties with a rateable value of £51k or over, grants to be £1,500 for each 14-day period.

Eligibility

You can apply for a grant if your business is either:

  • in an area of local Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions and has been required to close because of local restrictions that resulted in a first full day of closure on or after 9 September
  • in an area of local Tier 4 restrictions and has been required to close because of local restrictions that resulted in a first full day of closure on or after 19 December

You will need to show that your business:

  • is based in England
  • occupies property on which it pays business rates (and is the ratepayer)
  • has been required to close for at least 14 days because of the restrictions
  • has been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises

For example, this could include pubs and restaurants that operate primarily as an in-person venue, but which have been forced to close those services and provide a takeaway-only service instead.

Eligible businesses can get one grant for each non-domestic property within the restriction area.

How to apply

Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply.

Find the website for your local council.

source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-youre-eligible-for-the-coronavirus-local-restrictions-support-grant-for-closed-businesses#eligibility

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