Business Support and Help
Closed Business Lockdown Payment CBLP
Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will receive a one-off grant as announced by the Chancellor on 5 January 2021.
Businesses that are eligible are those that have been mandated to close by Government and include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.
Government guidance on businesses which are permitted to remain open and businesses which are subject to restrictions is set out at: GOV.UK: Closing certain businesses and venues in England
The Closed Business Lockdown Payment will be provided on a per-property basis to support businesses through the latest restrictions.
The one-off payments 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
Payments will be automatically issued
Payments will be automatically issued to those businesses who have been identified as being eligible having already submitted an application for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) (Closed) grant. Businesses who have already submitted an application for this scheme do not need to re-apply.
If you haven’t already applied for an LRSG grant, please apply using this application form. All applications will be considered in terms of eligibility for LRSG and CBLP to ensure maximum assistance is provided under both schemes.
Local Restriction Support Grant
In addition to the Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment, the existing Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) scheme has been extended and adapted for the period of national restrictions.
Payments will be issued to eligible businesses for the 42-day lockdown period from 5 January 2021. Businesses who have already submitted an application for this scheme do not need to re-apply as payments will continue automatically.
This scheme will close for applications on 31 March 2021.
Last updated Wednesday, 3rd February 2021