The Government's Restart Grant is a one-off payment for businesses that mainly offer in-person services to the public and have been impacted by lockdown closures. It is available in two strands.
Non-essential retail businesses, such as gift stores or florists, are in Strand One and could receive a one-off grant up to £6,000 to help them to reopen safely from April 12, 2021.
Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses, covering everything from animal groomers to pubs and B&Bs, are covered by Strand Two. These business could receive up to £18,000 as they may open later under the plans laid out in the Government's roadmap or may be more restricted.
How much is the grant worth?
The amount eligible businesses will receive depends on their rateable value.
For non-essential retail businesses, the following thresholds apply:
For hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gyms, the following thresholds apply:
To qualify for a grant, your business must:
To apply, go to the Councils' websites to fill in a simple form:
To keep the process quick and easy for you, and to make sure you are paid the grant as soon as possible, please have the following information ready to share, including:
Grants will be paid direct to the account registered. If all the correct information is submitted, the team aim to make payments within three weeks of the initial application.
Please be aware that the Restart Grant is taxable income and will need to be included in the tax return of your business.
The Restart Grant replaces the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and is being paid alongside ongoing ARG grants. If your business is not eligible for a Restart Grant, please complete the updated ARG Grant form which is available from 8 April 2021 here:
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