A number of Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) schemes will shortly be available to businesses, depending on the Tier restrictions that were in place on certain dates.

Tier 2 LRSG (Closed)

The Tier 2 LRSG (Closed) scheme is available to pubs and bars that were required to close because they did not serve a substantial meal when selling alcohol. The business must be responsible for paying business rates for that building. Businesses can apply for a grant of up to £1,500 per 14 day period.

In addition, pubs/bars where at least 50% of their income comes from sales of alcohol, rather than food, will be entitled to a one-off payment of £1,000 (known as the Christmas grant for wet-led pubs).

Tier 2 LRSG (Open)

The Tier 2 LRSG (Open) scheme is available to businesses within the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors. The business must still be open, and must fall into one of the categories listed below.

The building must be wholly or mainly used for the provision of sport, leisure and facilities to visiting members of the public (including for the viewing of such activities) and include the following:

 

  • hotels, guest houses and boarding houses
  • holiday lets
  • caravan parks and sites
  • sports grounds and clubs
  • museums, theatres and art galleries
  • sport and leisure facilities
  • stately homes and historic houses
  • tourist attractions
  • gyms, wellness centres, spas, massage parlours
  • casinos, gambling clubs and bingo halls
  • public halls
  • clubhouses, clubs and institutions.

The business must be responsible for paying business rates for that building. Businesses can apply for a grant of up to £1,050 per 14 day period.

If your business meets the criteria for either of these schemes you will be able to apply for a grant very shortly. Details of how to apply will be available in the near future.

The Tier 4 LRSG (Closed) scheme is available to businesses that were required to close. This included the following:

 

  • clothing and fashion stores and tailors
  • homeware stores
  • carpet stores
  • kitchen, bathroom, tile, and glazing showrooms
  • tobacco and vape shops
  • electronic goods and mobile phone shops
  • charity shops
  • photography studios and antique stores
  • markets (except livestock markets or stalls which fall under the list of essential businesses above, for example those selling food)
  • car and other vehicle showrooms and other premises, including outdoor areas, used for the sale or hire of caravans, boats or any vehicle which can be propelled by mechanical means. However, taxi or vehicle hire businesses can continue. For example, a customer could order a rental vehicle online and collect it in person.
  • car washes (except for automatic car washes)
  • auction houses (except for auctions of livestock or agricultural equipment)
  • betting shops
  • restaurants, pubs, bars (including those in hotels or members’ clubs), shisha bars and social clubs
  • cafes and canteens, excluding take-away and Click and Collect
  • hotels, hostels and other holiday accommodation including bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartments, homes, cottages or bungalows, campsites, caravan parks or boarding houses, canal boats or any other vessels
  • hair, beauty and nail salons
  • tattoo parlours
  • spas, saunas, steam rooms
  • massage centres
  • body and skin piercing services
  • tanning salons
  • entertainment and tourism, such as:
    • indoor play areas (including soft play centres and areas, and inflatable parks)
    • trampoline parks (except for disability sport, elite sportspersons, supervised activities for children and education and training)
    • skating rinks (except for professional dancers and elite sportspersons)
    • adventure playgrounds and parks, ziplining
    • theme parks, fun fairs and fairgrounds
    • water parks and aqua parks
    • zoos and safari parks
    • aquariums
    • visitor attractions at farms, wildlife centres and other animal attractions
    • model villages
    • museums and galleries
    • visitor attractions at film studios
    • casinos
    • bingo halls
    • bowling alleys
    • arcades, adult gaming centres, and betting shops
    • indoor games, recreation and entertainment venues (such as escape rooms and laser quest)
    • theatres and concert halls ( except for education and training, rehearsal or broadcasting a performance)
    • cinemas - drive-in cinemas, theatres and outdoor concert venues must also not operate
    • snooker and pool halls (except for elite sportspersons)
    • circuses
  • performing arts venues must be closed to the public - this includes drive-in venues
  • conference centres and exhibition halls must remain closed for conferences, exhibitions, trade shows, private dining or banqueting events
  • indoor sports and leisure facilities must close, including:
    • indoor gyms
    • indoor sports courts
    • dance studios and fitness studios
    • indoor swimming pools
    • indoor driving and shooting ranges
    • indoor archery venues
    • indoor riding arenas at riding centres
  • libraries, community centres, town and village halls must close but may open their premises for specific purposes.

The business must be responsible for paying business rates for that building.

Businesses can apply for a grant of up to £1,500 per 14 day period.

If your business meets the criteria for either of these schemes you will be able to apply for a grant very shortly. Details of how to apply will be available in the near future.

 

We are waiting for central government to issue instructions regarding the payment of grant schemes for this period. We will update this webpage as soon as information becomes available.

For information about any additional grant schemes, please keep checking this page and our social media pages for updates. You can also sign up to our economic development newsletter by emailing the Economic Development team