The following shows the amounts that you may receive if your business has legally been required to close due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions for one or more of the periods indicated below. 

Before you receive payment, we will send you an email with a payment reference. 

The beginning of the reference will indicate which grant you will receive as shown below.

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Additional Restrictions Support Grant 2 (ARG2)

Amounts awarded through ARG2 are discretionary. The amount you receive will vary depending on your fixed cost payments and how much your business has been affected. 


Restart Grants

Your payment reference will begin with 'RESTART'

Grant amounts are based on the rateable value of your business address. 

Non-essential retail businesses

One-off grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help them re-open safely.

Rateable value of business address on 1 April 2021 One-off grant payment
£15,000 or under £2,667
£15,001 to £50,999 £4,000
£51,000 or over £6,000

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses

One-off grants of up to £18,000 will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises, which may open later under plans set out in the government roadmap and will be more impacted by restrictions when they do re-open.

The scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in these sectors.

Rateable value of business address on 1 April 2021 One-off grant payment
£15,000 or under £8,000
£15,001 to £50,999 £12,000
£51,000 or over £18,000

Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses) February 2021

Your payment reference will begin with 'LOC3A'

Grant amounts are based on the rateable value of your business address.

Rateable value Grant amount Total payable for 44 days (16 February to 31 March 2021)
£15,000 or under £667 per 14 days £2,096
£15,001 to £50,999 £1,000 per 14 days £3,143
£51,000 or over £1,500 per 14 days £4,714

Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (one-off payment during Lockdown 5 January to 15 February 2021)

Your payment reference will begin with 'CLP'.

Grant amounts are based on the rateable value of your business address.

Rateable value Grant amount
£15,000 or under £4,000
£15,001 to £50,999 £6,000
£51,000 or over £9,000

Local Restrictions Support Grant for closed businesses (5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021)

Your payment reference will begin with 'Lock3'.

Grant amounts are based on the rateable value of your business address.

Rateable value Grant amount Total payable for 42 days (5 January to 15 February 2021)
£15,000 or under £667 per 14 days £2,001
£15,001 to £50,999 £1,000 per 14 days £3,000
£51,000 or over £1,500 per 14 days £4,500

Christmas Support Payment (‘Wet-led’ pubs) (one-off payment)

Your payment reference will begin with 'XMAS'.

Amount payable: £1,000


Local Restrictions Support Grant for closed businesses in Tier 4

Your payment reference will begin with 'Tier 4'.

Grant amounts are based on the rateable value of your business address.

Rateable value Grant amount Total payable for 16 days (20 December 2020 to 4 January 2021)
£15,000 or under £667 per 14 days £762.29
£15,001 to £50,999 £1,000 per 14 days £1,142.86
£51,000 or over £1,500 per 14 days £1,714.29

Local Restrictions Support Grant for closed businesses in Tier 3

Your payment reference will begin with 'Tier 3'.

Grant amounts are based on the rateable value of your business address.

Rateable value Grant amount Total payable for 18 days (2 December to 19 December 2020)
£15,000 or under £667 per 14 days £857.57
£15,001 to £50,999 £1,000 per 14 days £1,285.71
£51,000 or over £1,500 per 14 days £1,928.57

Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses) 5 November to 1 December 2020

Your payment reference will begin with 'LC'.

Grant amounts are based on the rateable value of your business address.

Rateable value Grant amount Total payable for 28 days (5 November to 1 December 2020)
£15,000 or under £667 per 14 days £1,334
£15,001 to £50,999 £1,000 per 14 days £2,000
£51,000 or over £1,500 per 14 days £3,000

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