Updated: 6 April 2021
This is a new government scheme for business ratepayers. If you have received payment for the lockdown grants: the government has asked us for information about your business to ensure eligibility for the restart grant payment. We will be emailing businesses asking for required information by 9 April 2021. The government has made it compulsory to carry out pre-payment assurance checks before payment can be made, this will cause a delay in processing payment. We aim to make payment by end of day on Thursday 22 April.
National lockdown grant
The government has announced a further grant allocation to businesses required to close because of the ongoing national restrictions. This will cover the 44-day period from 16 February to 31 March 2021.
The government has provided additional funding for discretionary schemes. We are in the process of producing a new scheme which will be published during April.
Please keep checking here for updates.