Posted: 05 / 01 / 2021

The Treasury’s new top-up grants are open to hospitality, retail and leisure sector businesses with a physical premises who have had to close from 5 January until at least mid-February.

Is my business eligible and how much am I entitled to?

The amount each business owner will be offered will be based on the level of business rates typically paid by each site.

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

How do I apply?

All businesses need to apply for a grant through their local authorities. The Government is giving the new funds to councils to distribute to businesses, as it did back in November during the second national lockdown. The link to the Government website to find the right local authority for application is here and the entire process is being run through the same system implemented to give out the Local Restrictions Support Grants offered in November.