Many of our clients are now asking what grants they might be entitled to, when they are available and how much they might receive following the Government announcement just before Christmas regarding grants available to the hospitality and tourism sector. 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/

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

The main points to highlight are as follows:

  •  Eligible businesses with properties with a rateable value as follows will receive grants as below:
           Rateable value Grant receivable
           Less than £15,000 £2,667
           Between £15,000 and £51,000 £4,000
           More than £51,000 £6,000

 

  • The primary principle of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors

Further information can be found in the following Government guidance: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1044354/omicron-hospitality-and-leisure-grant-guidance.pdf

list of the eligible businesses can be found in the appendix of the above Government guidance.

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.