There will be three different Restart Grant amounts ranging upwards from £2,667- £6,000 in non-essential retail, whilst in personal care, hospitality, leisure and accommodation the three one-off payments will be in a range between £8,000 - £18,000.
Below is a table that confirms each of the amounts alongside the relevant rateable value. The guidance, detailing which businesses are placed in which sector categories arrived with Local Authorities from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on March 18th and is covered here.
The Restart scheme will only be open to businesses with a rates listing from defined sectors, including Hospitality, Accommodation, Leisure, Personal Care, Gyms and Non-essential Retail.
Payments will be made after funds have been provided in the first week of April,
and the application process required may vary with some Local Authorities determining that they will need to run an new application process for all applicant, whether they have already received a Local Restrictions Support Closed Grants, or not.
From April 1 2021, the four existing Local Restriction Support Grants, paid by local authorities to businesses closed, or suffering a severe drop in demand will be replaced with the one-off Restart Grant scheme.
RATES VALUATION UNDER £15k £15-£51k ABOVE £51k
NON- ESSENTIAL RETAIL £2,667 £ 4,000 £ 6,000
PERSONAL CARE £8,000 £12,000 £18,000
HOSPITALITY £8,000 £ 12,000 £18,000
ACCCOMODATION £8,000 £ 12,000 £18,000
LEISURE £8,000 £ 12,000 £18,000
GYMS £8,000 £ 12,000 £18,000
Current recurring payments for the LRSG Closed are being processed for the 44 day period from February 16 to March 31. Applications to the previous schemes will end from March 31.
Existing Additional Restriction Grants applications for non-rateable businesses and those, who have been open but a severe drop in demand and any recurring payments from previous successful applications, are also being processed payment to March 31, ahead of the introduction of the new scheme.
NON -RATEABLE BUSINESSES: - NEW GRANT IN APRIL
Those businesses without a business rates listing, in eligible categories, who have previously been supported by the Additional Restrictions Grant, will be supported under a new round of the discretionary scheme, for which £425m has been set aside by central government.
However local councils however have been told, that they must spend all the remaining funds from the previous rounds of the Additional Restrictions Grant, before any additional funds are released at the latest by June 30. Previous guidance from BEIS told councils that they must ensure the A.R.G. funding could provide support to March 2022.
In light of this some councils began to amend their previous eligibility criteria, to allow applications to include those that received the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, where they had previously deemed to be ineligible. Others more cautiously have chosen not to make any changes until a new round of applications begins in April
Each local authority will run its own application process online, and will be free to decide whether it will ask previous successful applicants to reapply or not, or choose to make an additional payment to all successful applicants from the previous A.R.G. schemes.