With all the uncertainty that continues into 2022, some of our clients may be experiencing a downturn in trade or other adverse effects. To support businesses who have been severely affected, the government has announced an Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG). If this applies to you and your business, you should keep an eye on the links below for when these grants are opened. Here is a link to our previous blog giving a brief outline of the position https://www.saint.co.uk/new-financial-support-for-the-tourism-and-hospitality-sector/

Additional Restrictions Grant (Early 2022)

The Government have announced a third top up amount to local authorities for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), to support businesses severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant, whereby grants will be issued at the discretion of the local authority and will be based on local economic need. This will be the fourth and final round for the Additional Restrictions Grant.

Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-youre-eligible-for-the-coronavirus-additional-restrictions-grant

Local council information

All our local councils are still awaiting further details from central government. You check out the status of each of our local council’s below:

Allerdale: https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/coronavirus/coronavirus-business-grants-claims/
Barrow: no information on website yet
Carlisle: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/news-and-events/business-support
Copeland: https://www.copeland.gov.uk/coronavirus-resources-business
Eden District Council: https://www.eden.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/business-support-grants
South Lakeland District Council: https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/business-and-trade/business-support-grants-coronavirus-covid-19

As always please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.