If you have previously applied for the National Lockdown payment from 5 November to 2 December 2020, this information will be used to pay any further qualifying grants. Please do not apply again.
About this form
We have received funding from the Government to provide grants to support businesses whose whole or main service is legally required to close due to the national and Tier 4 lockdowns. The Government has decided the grant amounts and which business types are eligible. The link to the list of businesses required to close is shown in our policy and the FAQs.
Grants will only be paid where all the eligibility criteria are met. Grants can only be paid to those businesses:
Whose whole or main service is legally required to close; and
That are liable for rates on premises shown in the local rating list on 5 November 2020, 31 December 2020 or 5 January 2021; and
Were also trading the day before these dates.
Complete this form if:
You are a qualifying business and have not previously applied for the 5 November 2020 lockdown; or
You have recently occupied a new business property after the 5 November 2020; or
Your business now qualifies for the Tier 4 or January lockdown and did not qualify for the November Lockdown: e.g. scout huts, hardware stores, carpet stores, manual car washes, kitchen, bathroom, tile and glazing showrooms.
How much funding will be provided?
Payments will be based on the rateable value of the business premises. Payments will be made for the 28 days from 5 November to 2 December, if applicable, and from 31 December.
1. Eligible businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under: grant of £1,334 from 5 November to 2 December if applicable. From 31 December £667 per fortnight.
2. Eligible businesses occupying properties with a rateable value above £15,000 and below £51,000: grant of £2,000 from 5 November to 2 December if applicable. From 31 December £1,000 per fortnight.
3. Eligible businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of £51,000 and above: grant of £3,000 from 5 November to 2 December if applicable. From 31 December £1,500 per fortnight.
Please note you may be eligible for more than one type of business grant for different time periods. Please see our website for further details.
This form is provided to capture the information required by the council to verify and make payment of the grant.
What happens next?
All applications will be validated and a determination made as to whether the business is eligible for a grant and how much. Payment will be made as soon as practical after the assessment has been made.
Please note that BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) will be given access to the relevant data in your application. BEIS will store it securely and process it for monitoring and evaluation purposes only. This includes, but is not limited to, follow up evaluation surveys relating to the business support grant schemes
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