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Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed Businesses) – update on eligibility and application



The Government recently announced support grants for businesses required to close under local and national lock down restrictions.


Further information has been released regarding eligibility, and applications are now open.


Eligibility

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • is based in England

  • occupies property on which it pays business rates (and is the ratepayer)

  • has been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises

For example, this could include non-essential retail and personal services that operate primarily as an in-person venue, but which have been forced to close those services and provide a takeaway-only service instead.


Businesses excluded from the fund

You cannot get funding if:

  • you can continue to operate during the period of restrictions because you do not depend on providing direct in-person services from your premises and can operate your services remotely (for example accountants, solicitors)

  • you have chosen to close, but have not been required to

  • your businesses has been subject to national closures, since 23 March 2020, such as nightclubs (these are eligible for other grant support)

Eligible businesses can get one grant for each non-domestic property within the restriction area.


Application

Application should be made to your local council, please use the following link to find your council https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council


For clients based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, applications can be made to the East Riding Council via https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-grants-for-businesses-and-charities/#local-national-restrictions

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Chartered Accountants
81 – 83 Market Street
Pocklington
York
YO42 2AE