Restart Grants 

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in reopening safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Grants will be available from 1 April 2021 but you can submit applications in advance. 

Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 from their local council. 

Eligible businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from their local council.   Link to Grant guidance

Business rates will have a further 3 month holiday until 30 June 2021. 

Restart Grants will be available to non essential retail, leisure, hospitality sectors of up to £18,000 to help them re open.         

  • Government loans - The bounce back loan and CBILs will close for applications on 31 March 2021.  A new government loan will follow guaranteeing 80% of the loan advanced. 
  • Tax deadlines

Local Restrictions Grants 

Businesses who were affected during/after the second lockdown in December 2020 may be eligible for Local Restrictions Open/Closed Grants – check local council website for details https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ch...

One off business rates based grant for hospitality, leisure retail sectors who must close.

 In January 2021 a further one off grant was announced 

  • the one-off top-ups will be granted to closed businesses as follows:
  • £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000
  • any business which is legally required to close, and which cannot operate effectively remotely, is eligible for a grant 

Again, local councils should be contacting rates payers in January 2021. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/46-billion-in-new-lockdown-grants-to-support-businesses-and-protect-jobs

 One off wet-pubs grant

 A one off grant for pubs which primarily serve drink was available at Christmas, contact your local council