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Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

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

The Government has provided funding to support businesses that have had their trade severely affected by the national and local restrictions, this grant is known as Additional Restrictions Grant.

Grants can be claimed from 5 November 2020 while restrictions are in place. Please note if you are a business mandated to close and are liable for business rates, we will automatically move to receive payments under the LRSG (closed) scheme. 

The funding available is not sufficient to provide support to all businesses. The scheme will target and prioritise support for those business which do not qualify for the mandatory national business grants during the various periods of national and local restrictions imposed by the Government

Local Authorities have been awarded further funding due to the National Lockdown from 5 January 2021 to support businesses essential to their local economies. The Council are currently reviewing this scheme, once reviewed, this page will be updated. 

Who can claim this funding?

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
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.
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. 

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 November 2020 (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)
  5. Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

This exclusion does not apply to those businesses who receive the £1,000 grant because they are in a rural settlement and are required to close from 2 December 2020 to 31 December 2020.

  • Businesses whose primary trade is take-away.
  • 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 

 

How much will I receive?

If you are awarded the grant the payment will be:

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, they will receive the following grant awards:

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 
 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

For businesses in rural settlement areas, the grant will be a one-off payment of £1,000 for the period 2 December 2020 to 31 December 2020.

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.

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. 

How do I apply for the grant?

Complete this application form to apply for the grant. Please do not contact us to chase your application as this may delay the process.  

Apply for a Additional Restrictions Grant 

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