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Applying for the Local Restriction Support Grants
Due to high demand, we are experiencing some problems with the application form.
If you experience any difficulties when using the form, please try again later.
There may be a slight delay in confirming that your application has been received; however you will receive an automated email within 24 hours of submitting your form.
The grant will come into effect on 5 November 2020. It will be provided on a rolling 28 day basis as long as the National Restrictions are in place.
To be eligible for the grant, businesses must:
Businesses that are not eligible for the grant are:
|Rateable Value of your premises||Grant amount|
Per 28-day qualifying restriction period
|£15,000 exactly or under||£1,334|
|Over £15,000 but less than £51,000||£2,000|
|£51,000 exactly or over||£3,000|
Grant income received by a business is taxable and will need to be included on the tax return of the business.
By completing the application form, you are confirming that you have read the above and the Central Government rules and guidance. You are also confirming that you are a business which has been mandated to close by the Government.
Please also read the information concerning fraudulent applications, state aid regulations and data use below.
You are also confirming that you understand the rules about being ordered to close and that breaching them would be an offence,
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The grants issued to businesses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak are classed as 'state aid.'
State aid is when taxpayer funded resources are used to provide assistance to one or more organisations in a way that gives an advantage over others.
As part of your application, you will be asked to confirm that your business will not exceed the state aid limits, as set down in law, if the grant is paid.
You will need to confirm how much state aid you have received within the current and previous two financial years. If you are not sure if help you have received qualifies as state aid. you should contact the awarding body or seek independent advice.
For the avoidance of doubt, any grants received from the Council would be considered state aid and you will need to declare these on your form.
You will also be asked to confirm that you are not an 'Undertaking in Distress' (within the meaning of Article 2(18) of the General Block Exemption Regulation) on 31 December 2019).
The Government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.
Grant applications and award details will be shared with Central Government to ensure that applications that are false or fraudulent will have to repay the Grant. Any appropriate criminal prosecution will commence. Any Grant paid in error will also have to be repaid.
The information you have provided as part of the Grant application will be held securely by the Council and may be used to assist with the billing and collection of Council Tax and/or Non-Domestic Rates. Information may be shared with:
Information provided through the Grant application will also be shared with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Grant recipients may be contacted for research and evaluation purposes.
Information regarding Grant applications will also be shared with the Council's Environmental Health team. This is to ensure action can be taken against Businesses mandated to close that do not follow the law during the period of lockdown.
By completing the application form, you are confirming that you have read and understand the above information.