Coronavirus Information

Tier 4 Grant Funding 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021

Grant applications are now open for businesses that were required to close due to tier 4 restrictions (31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021) and due to the National Lockdown restrictions.

Harborough District was in Tier 4 from Thursday 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021. All businesses who qualified for the Local Restrictions Support Grant for the November national restrictions will be contacted and asked to confirm they wish to apply for the new grant using the information they have previously provided in order to help to speed up the processing of your  application. You will be required to sign a declaration confirming that the circumstances of the business remain the same.

The tier 4 grant funding scheme will pay qualifying businesses a pro-rata grant based on the rateable value of the premises. To be eligible, your business must be in Harborough District, pay business rates and have been mandated to close to the public as part of the Tier 4 restrictions.

Tier 4 Grant payments will be made to businesses on a pro-rata basis for the days in the Tier 4 period – 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 a total of 5 days: 

£238 for business properties appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 31 December 2020

£357 for business properties appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000

£536 for business properties appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above

 

Additionally there are two new grants available which are the National Lockdown Grant  which is effective from 5 January 2021  payable for six weeks  and the Closed Lockdown Payment  which is a one-off grant. These grants will be combined and paid as a single payment and if you qualify for tier 4 grant funding we will contact you and ask you to confirm you wish to apply for this combined grant using the information supplied previously . You will be required to sign a declaration confirming that the circumstances of the business remain the same.

 

National Lockdown Grant Funding from 5 January 2021

National Lockdown Grant payments will be made to cover a 6-week period from 5 January 2021.

£2,001 for business properties appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 31 December 2020

£3,000 for business properties appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000

£4,500 for business properties appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above

 

Closed Lockdown Payment - One-off Top-up Grant

On 5 January 2021 the Government announced a one-off grant payment to retail, hospitality and leisure business who are closed.  The grant payment will be made to business rate payers based on their rateable value. 

These grants payments will be:

£4,000 for a business occupying hereditaments with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under

£6,000 for a business occupying hereditaments with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000

£9,000 for a business occupying hereditaments with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above

 

If your business premises was forced to close from 5 November to 2 December (such as non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses) and you haven’t already applied for the Local Restrictions Support grant you can find out more and apply here.

In the unlikely event that you receive an error message when completing your claim please email: covid-19grants@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk