Local Restrictions Support Grant

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)

Government has announced a new grants for businesses who are impacted by the Local Restrictions put in place in response to the Pandemic. This includes the National Lockdown periods and the Tiers in place before and after this. 

Businesses only need to complete one application which will then be used to assess eligibility for future lockdown and Tier Restriction periods.

Businesses who have already completed an application form during national lockdown or Tier Three period and qualified for a grant payment do not need to make a new application for newly announced grants or Tier periods. The Council will notify you if this changes and more information is required.

The grants available are shown below. If businesses have not already completed a claim during the national lockdown they can claim on the single form by pressing the blue button below.

Eligible businesses must occupy properties appearing on the rating list and be registered to pay business rates.

Local Restrictions Support Grant for Closed Businesses (LRSG Closed)

This grant is for businesses required to be closed while Tier restrictions are in place.

Businesses that have chosen to close but not been required to will not be eligible for this grant. These businesses  may be eligible for a discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).

Any businesses that have not yet claimed for the national lockdown period from 05 November 2020 to 02 December 2020 need to do so as soon as possible.

The amount of grant that can be paid is:

  • £1,344 for Rateable Values up to £15,000
  • £2,000 for Rateable Values between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £3,000 for Rateable Value £51,000 or over
     

For the lockdown period from 05 January 2021 to 15 February 2021 the amount of grant that can be paid per 14 day period is -

  • £667 for Rateable Values up to and including £15,000
  • £1000 for Rateable Values over £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • £1500 for Rateable Values £51,000 or over

We will pay the whole 6 week third lockdown payment to 15 February 2021 in one payment. Businesses who have applied for funding and were eligible for existing lockdown two and / or Local Restrictions Payments do not need to reapply.

You can find the rateable value of your premises on your latest business rates bill.

Local Restrictions Support Grant for Open Businesses (LRSG Open)

This grant is to support eligible hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses that can open under the Tier restrictions but whose revenue is severely impacted during the restriction period. 

Businesses have to be registered to pay business rates and have been severely impacted by the local restrictions in place. 

From 02 December 2020 the Tier 3 grants for eligible open businesses are paid on a fortnightly basis for each qualifying 14 day tier restrictions period. The amount that will be paid to eligible businesses that apply for the open grant are:

  • £467 for Rateable Values up to and including £15,000
  • £700 for Rateable Values between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £1,050 for Rateable Value of £51,000 or over

You can find the rateable value of your premises on your latest business rates bill.

The Council will identify eligible Tier 3 hospitality, leisure, hotel and bed & breakfast businesses from previous applications for lockdown grant payments and will arrange for a Tier 3 grant payment to be paid into their bank account automatically. We may ask for supplementary information to confirm eligibility for Tier 3 payments via email or text.

Local Restrictions Support Grant Sector – for businesses subject to national closure requirements since 23 March 2020 

This grant is payable to businesses that have been required to remain closed since 23 March 2020 such as nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues. The introduction of grants for these businesses will come into effect from 1 November 2020. Closure periods for these businesses will run from this date and will not be back-dated further.

Eligible business premises on the ratings list that have been subject to national closures since 23 March 2020 will receive for each closure period from 01 November 2020:

  • £667 per 14-day period for rateable values of £15,000 or less
  • £1,000 per 14-day period for rateable values between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £1,500 per 14-day period for rateable values of £51,000 or above.

You can find the rateable value of your premises on your latest business rates bill.

Applications for all the above grants can be made by clicking on the blue button below and completing the application form.

Businesses who have already completed an application form during National Lockdown or Tier Three periods and qualified for a grant payment, will not need to make a new application, we will automatically consider further payments for future grants and Tier periods.

Where a business has had a change and are no longer eligible for the grant, they must report this to the Business Rates Team using ndrsr@hullcc.gov.uk

It is the responsibility of the business to report changes which may affect their grant eligibility.

You can apply for these grants using the below form -

Conditions for applications

  • Any grants paid in error or due to the provision of false information by the claimant are to be repaid to the Council. The Council will take recovery action again the business concerned including action through the Courts if required.
  • Businesses must have been open and trading prior to 05 November 2020 to claim a national lockdown closed grant.
  • Any changes to the rating list (rateable value or to the hereditament) after the first full day of restrictions and business closures regulations came into force, including changes which have been backdated to this date, will be ignored for the purposes of eligibility.
  • Local Authorities are not required to adjust, pay or recover grants where the rating list is subsequently amended retrospectively to the date that restrictions began.
  • In cases where it was factually clear to the Local Authority at the commencement of the restriction period that the rating list was inaccurate on that date, Local Authorities may withhold the grant and/or award the grant based on their view of who would have been entitled to the grant had the list been accurate. This is entirely at the discretion of the Local Authority and only intended to prevent manifest errors.
  • Where a business has had a change and are no longer eligible for the grant, they must report this to the Business Rates Team using ndrsr@hullcc.gov.uk
  • It is the responsibility of the business to report changes which may affect their grant eligibility.
  • Covid-19 Business Support Grants are subject to tax and should be included in businesses tax returns to HMRC.
  • Subject to State aid limits, businesses will be entitled to receive a grant for each eligible hereditament (property) within the restricted area. So businesses can receive more than one grant where they have more than one eligible hereditament / property.
  • Businesses which have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of State aid permitted under the de-minimis and the Covid-19 Temporary State Aid Framework cannot receive a grant.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made are not eligible for funding under this scheme.