National lockdown support for businesses

Page updated: 14 January 2021

One-off grant for businesses mandated to close

We'll be issuing a one-off top up grant for all legally closed businesses, worth up to £9,000 per property, to help businesses through to the Spring.  

There are thresholds that apply - businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a value of:

  • exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £4,000
  • over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £6,000
  • exactly £51,000 or above on the commencement date of the widespread national restrictions, will receive £9,000

We're waiting for details from Government and our funding allocation, which we expect shortly.   

When we get this information, we would hope to make payments in about two weeks time, and are hoping to avoid an application process so we can get payments to businesses quickly. 

We already have your bank details and will make an automatic payment to you. 

Please do not re-apply

We will update this page when Government guidance is published

Ongoing support for legally closed business on the rating list

We'll provide additional support via the Local Restriction Support Grant (closed) which is worth up to £3,000 per 28 days for legally closed businesses.  

This support will be available under the national restrictions with the initial payments detailed below covering a 6 week period:

Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value:

  • of exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £2,001 per 42-day qualifying restriction period
  • over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £3,000 per 42-day qualifying restriction period
  • exactly £51,000 or above on the commencement date of the widespread national restrictions, will receive £4,500 per 42-day qualifying restriction period
We're awaiting details from Government and our funding allocation which we expect shortly.   


When we get this information, we would hope to make payments in about two weeks, and are hoping to avoid an application process so we can get payments to businesses quickly.

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