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Business Support Grants - December 2020 (Tier 2 grants)

The Government set up a number of grant schemes for businesses affected by Tier 2 restrictions in December 2020.

Tier 2 Payments Update - March 31st, 2021

The LRSG schemes covering the November lockdown, Tiers 2 & 3 and the January lockdown up to February 15th have now closed.

The Government has launched the new Restart Grant scheme for eligible businesses from April 2021. More info here: Restart Business Grants - April 2021


Tier 2 Grants

Craven was placed in Tier 2 from 2nd December up until 30th December. As with the national restrictions there were grants available for both open and closed businesses, although the businesses eligible for each scheme will differ depending on what restrictions apply to each tier for the time frame in question.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) is aimed in the main at the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors and the Council intends to prioritise these businesses. However, awards to businesses outside of these sectors are not ruled out.

LRSG (Open) - Tier 2 Restrictions – businesses to be supported

The LRSG (Open) is intended primarily at the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors. The Council has limited funding to exercise some discretion and has chosen to focus on businesses in the supply chain to these sectors. To qualify for a grant the business must still be OPEN and fall into one of the categories listed below. As a general rule the business will have an entry in the Rating List, although some B & B’s and supply chain businesses might fall outside of business rates.

Qualifying hereditaments are those that are being used wholly or mainly for the provision of sport, leisure and facilities to visiting members of the public (including for the viewing of such activities) and include the following (list not exhaustive):

  • Hotels, Guest and Boarding Houses
  • Holiday lets
  • Caravan parks and sites
  • Sports grounds and clubs
  • Museums, theatres & art galleries
  • Sport and leisure facilities
  • Stately homes and historic houses
  • Tourist attractions
  • Gyms, wellness centres, spas, massage parlours
  • Casinos, gambling clubs and bingo halls
  • Public halls
  • Clubhouses, clubs and institutions

 

 

Rateable value of premises   

Grant payment per 14 days

 

£15,000 or under    

£467

 

£15,001 to £50,999                      

£700

 

£51,000 or above 

£1050

If the business does not a rateable value it will be treated as if it is the RV of £15000 and under group.

LRGS (Closed) – Tier 2 Restrictions

Pubs that are closed because they do not serve food are eligible for a grant under the LRGS (Closed) scheme (from 2nd Dec onwards). ‘Wet-led’ pubs are defined as those which derive under 50% of their income from food sales.

This scheme is for pubs / bars that do not serve substantial meals and must therefore remain closed from 2nd December 2020 onwards due to the local restriction level in North Yorkshire area being Tier 2 (very high). The business must be assessed for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes.

Rateable value of premises   

Grant payment per 14 days

£15,000 or under    

£667

£15,001 to £50,999                      

£1,000

£51,000 or above 

£1,500

Christmas Support Payment

In addition, there is a one off Christmas grant of £1000 for ‘wet-led’ pubs. This can apply to pubs that are both open and closed. The payment is in addition to LRGS (open / closed) grants

Apply for a Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs

LRGS (sector)

Nightclubs that are mandated to close will receive a grant under the LRGS (Sector) scheme.

Rateable value of premises   

Grant payment per 14 days

£15,000 or under    

£667

£15,001 to £50,999                      

£1,000

£51,000 or above 

£1,500