Local Restrictions Support Grant
Councils are now paying these grants. It is NOT discretionary i.e. if you meet the criteria you get the grant, however you must still apply via council websites.
- Required to close due local and national restrictions.
- In England only.
- How it works:
- Rateable value under £15,000 – grant of £1,334 pm.
- Rateable value £15,001 to £51,000 – grant of £2,000pm.
- Rateable value over £51,000 – grant of £3,000 pm.
- Restaurants and bars that remain open for non-alcoholic deliveries/takeaway ARE still eligible for the grant.
For Brighton and Hove businesses go https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/how-apply-covid-19-business-support-grant
For other councils see their website for business support.
Additional Restrictions Grant
This is a discretionary grant.
- a business premises forced to closed which are not liable to pay business rates.
- a business that supplies retail, leisure, events, personal care, or entertainment venues which can’t operate or is severely restricted in its ability to operate during the restrictions period like:
- kitchens supplying a shop or restaurant.
- warehouses supplying retail stores.
- a small manufacturer that has lost its orders.
- a business without premises, but with high fixed costs linked to assets and or staffing costs.
- a business supporting events or festivals with high fixed costs linked to assets and or staffing costs.
- language schools with high fixed costs linked to assets and or staffing costs.
- a business managing shared workspaces.
Brighton and Hove are operating first come first served basis – https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/how-apply-covid-19-business-support-grant.
Other councils may be different in the way they operate the grant.
Jobs Retention Scheme – Furlough
Further tweaks to the furlough rules:
- Furlough is not allowed to be used to cover any notice payments due to employees this means contractual or statutory notice including retirement and resignation will not be claimable.
- If your employee decides to end their maternity period early to enable them to be furloughed they will need to give you at least 8 weeks’ notice of their return. Whilst you can agree a shorter notice in certain circumstances you will not be able to claim furlough until the end of that 8 week notice period.
- There are also new rules for TUPE’d and Business Succession employees please contact us if this applies to you.
HMRC Publication of Jobs Retention Scheme Claims
For all claims from December 1st onwards.
HMRC will publish in the public domain the following information:
- Indication of value of claim.
- Employer name.
- For LLP’s and limited companies registered number.
If the employer can prove publication of claim serious risk of violence or intimidation to individuals then HMRC will not publish the claim.