COVID-19: Guidance on Restart Grants and ARGs

by | Mar 19, 2021

The UK Government have published guidance on ‘Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG), Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), Christmas Support Payment (CSP) for wet-led pubs’ for Local Authorities.

The Government have updated guidance for local authorities for both the Restart Grants and the ARGs.

 

Within the ARG Guidance, on page 6 it says:

“Local Authorities are encouraged to support businesses from all sectors that may have been severely impacted by restrictions, but are not eligible for the Restart Grant scheme. This may include, but is not limited to, group travel and tour operators, other tourism businesses (including B&Bs and event industry suppliers), wholesalers, English language schools, breweries, freelance and mobile businesses (including caterers, events, hair, beauty and wedding related businesses), wraparound care providers, and other businesses that may have not received other grant funding. This list is not directive nor exhaustive, and Local Authorities should continue to issue grants at their discretion, based on local economic needs.”

 

This will specifically help mobile and self-employed businesses who are not rate payers, and therefore are not eligible for the Restart Grants. The ARG still remains at Local Authority discretion, but this guidance should help them focus on the businesses currently out of scope of the other grants.

Find all of the guidance support here.

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