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England Local Lockdown Business Grant

England Local Lockdown Business Grant
What is the Objective?
  • To support businesses, based in a high Covid-19 incidence area, forced to close as a result of a Government decision. 

What is the level of support? 
  • Large businesses will receive £1,500 per property for every 3 week period of lockdown.
  • Small businesses will receive £1,000 per property for every 3 week period of lockdown.

  • The grant will be taxable.
 
Any businesses not eligible?
  • A business still closed at national level (e.g. night clubs).
  • A business which does not fit the large or small business criteria.
  • A business who is not eligible for the discretionary Local Authority grant.
 
What constitutes a small business?
  • A business which occupies a premise with a rateable value of less than £51,000.
  • A business that occupies a property or part of a property subject to an annual rent or mortgage payment of less than £51,000.
 
What constitutes a large business?
  • A business which occupies a premise with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above.
  • A business that occupies a property or part of a property subject to an annual rent or mortgage payment of exactly £51,000 or above.
 
What happens if the business does not fit the small or large criteria?
  • Local authorities will receive additional 5% top up business support funding to provide discretionary grants.
  • Subject to that discretion, the grant distributed could range from £1 to £1,500.
 
Who will be responsible for distributing the grant?
  • The relevant Local Authority.
  • They will also have the discretion to apply further eligibility criteria if they so wish.
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