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Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

Find out what financial support is available where you do not qualify for Open or Closed grants and how to apply.

On 3 March 2021, it was announced that Councils would be provided additional funding from 1 April 2021, he grant is intended to help businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public to reopen safely as set out in the roadmap. We are currently reviewing the Government guidance and will update this page in due course. 

Councils have been awarded funding to provide discretionary support to local businesses during the national lockdown. Now that the cost of support to businesses that cannot access any other forms of financial support has been established, the Council is looking to establish how it can use the remaining funding to support businesses that are receiving support through the self employed income support scheme, have fixed costs, and have experienced a significant loss of income due to the pandemic. In order to establish demand, the Council opened a time-limited application window to such businesses which closed on 31 March 2021. 

We anticipate payments will be made by 23 April 2021 and this page will be updated with awards details shortly.

Who can claim this funding?

Before applying for this grant, please refer to the exclusions below.

Businesses in the following circumstances are eligible for the grant:

 Businesses that have been mandated to close by the Government and are ineligible for any Local Restrictions Grant scheme, and:
Have been mandated to close by Government on or after 5 November 2020.
Have been trading on 4 November 2020, or if trading began after 4 November 2020, were trading on 4 January 2021. 
Not be able to claim any other form of financial support from the Government in relation to the pandemic. These forms of financial support are listed in the exclusions section of this document.
Be claiming for a business which is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Businesses that have not been mandated to close, that are ineligible for the Local Restrictions Grant scheme and can demonstrate a severe impact on business turnover as a result of restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 and
Have not been mandated to close by the Government.
Have been trading on 4 November 2020, or, if trading began after 4 November 2020, were trading on 4 January 2021.
Have, since 5 November 2020, been severely impacted by the restrictions imposed by the Government and suffered a minimum 30% reduction in turnover.
Be applying for a business which is located in the East Riding of   Yorkshire. 
Not be able to claim any other form of financial support from the Government in relation to the pandemic. These forms of financial support are listed in the exclusions section of this webpage.
Be claiming for a business which is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

 Businesses in rural settlements that are required to remain closed during the Christmas period 2 December 2020 to 31 December 2020
These businesses must be located in a rural settlement as designated by the Council’s rural settlement list. 
For the period of the National Lockdown beginning on 5 January 2021, a further one-off top-up payment will be awarded in addition to all other awards.

Are there any exclusions that apply?

The following exclusions apply to this scheme. Do not apply for a grant payment if any of the following apply:

  • Businesses which were not trading at 4 January 2021 (apart from applicants for the £1,000 rural grant).
  • Applicants not legitimately trading in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, local bye-laws and planning consent rules.
  • Applicants not registered with HMRC, Companies House, or the Charity Commission. 
  • Any business premises, or premises being used in connection with the business, outside the East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Applicants that are in administration, insolvent, dormant or where a striking-off notice has been made.
  • If an applicant falls within the UK state aid rules concerning ‘Undertakings in Difficulties’ on 31 December 2019, the grant will not be paid.
  • Where payment of the grant will breach state aid rules.
  • Applicants who are able to claim any of the following (whether claimed or not):
  1. Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)
  2. Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)
  3. Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum
  4. Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)
  • Financial Services businesses. 
  • Medical service providers.
  • Professional Services.
  • Post Office Sorting Offices.
  • Property related businesses such as property developers, building companies, buy-to-let businesses, estate agents and landlords (commercial and domestic). 
  • For the avoidance of doubt, businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made 

I received funding through the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, can I claim funding? 

Yes, this scheme has been extended on 11 March 2021 to provide funding, the following criteria must be met:

  • Have a significant reduction in income
  • Have ongoing fixed business related costs

Please note: You are not eligible if you are able to claim any of the following (whether you have claimed them or not)

  • Local Restriction Support Grant (Open)
  • Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed)
  • Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed) Addendum
  • Local Restriction Support Grant (Sector)

How much will I receive?

Where an applicant is successful, they will receive an initial payment to cover the period 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020, as detailed below. Thereafter, the payments will be every 14 days at the amounts shown. 

If an applicant has no rateable value and is being assessed on their fixed on-going business costs or you are self-employed with employees. Fixed business costs must be directly attributable to the business and must not include payroll costs. The costs of domestic premises are excluded from the definition of fixed business costs, unless that cost is for a mortgage for a Bed & Breakfast premises occupied by the applicant.

Businesses which do not have either a rateable value or fixed business costs will be awarded an initial grant of £500 and £250 every 14 days from 2 December 2020.

The following grants will be payable:

Rateable Value or Annual fixed on-going business costs Initial Grant Awarded
5.11.2020 – 1.12.12.20
Grant Payment every 14 days from
2 December 2020 / 5 January 2021
 Up to £5,000  £500  £250
 £5,001 to £15,000   £1,334  £667
 £15,001 to £50,999  £2,000  £1,000
 £51,000 and over  £3,000  £1,500

Businesses which have been mandated to close or can demonstrate a severe impact on business income but do not have either a rateable value or fixed business costs will receive £250 every 14 days from 2 December 2020 / 5 January 2021.

We will aim to pay the funds into the nominated bank account within 14 days of receiving the application. Payments will be made for each 14-day period of closure from 5 December 2020, payable on a Tuesday and Thursday of a working week. 

Businesses will receive an additional one-off top-up payment for the period of National Lockdown , beginning 5 January 2021.

Rateable Value or Annual fixed on-going business costs One off top up payment
 Up to £5,000 £1,500
 £5,001 to £15,000  £4,000
 £15,001 to £50,999 £6,000
 £51,000 and over £9,000

Rural Settlement payment One off top up amount
 2 Dec 2020 to 31 Dec 2020 £1,000

SEISS Applicants

The Council is looking to establish how it can use the remaining funding to support businesses that are receiving support through the self employed income support scheme, have fixed costs, and have experienced a significant loss of income due to the pandemic. In order to establish demand, the Council is opening a time-limited application window to such businesses which will close on 31 March 2021. Following this closing date, this page will be updated with further information on the support available.

How do I apply for the grant?

Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant closed on 31 March 2021.

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