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Additional Restrictions Grants

Additional Restrictions Grants

The Council has secured further government funding, which it will use to support local businesses based in Reigate & Banstead, which have been severely affected following the increased infections since December 2021 due to the spread of the Omicron variant.

The income/turnover of the business must be shown to have decreased by at least 50% since December 2021 due to the spread of the Omicron variant.

Applications will be open to all businesses that are not eligible to receive the Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant, although we will prioritise those applications from businesses who missed out on earlier grant schemes as well as:

  • businesses which supply the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors
  • businesses in the events sector
  • businesses involved in the travel industry

Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made, are not eligible for funding under this scheme.

An application process is in place, and applicants will need to demonstrate:

  • Their business is based within the Reigate & Banstead area
  • Since December 2021, their gross income or turnover has reduced by at least 50% from pre-pandemic levels, and this must be provided as evidence e.g. evidence of income for December 2021 and December 2019
  • Evidence of any property or fixed costs

All applicants will acknowledge that the application and award details will be shared with other government departments, including HM Revenues & Customs.

Category Grant Amount
  • Eligible mobile trader (e.g. taxi driver, mobile personal care), unable to trade or severe loss of income due to COVID-19, where there are no specific business premises
  • Eligible market trader that is unable to trade, that has been trading at a market within the Reigate & Banstead area
  • Fixed ongoing business-related costs
  • Where a taxi driver is living in another local borough, but registered with Reigate & Banstead BC, they would firstly approach their home borough for a grant. If they do not qualify, this will be paid by Reigate & Banstead BC
  • Experiencing a 50% loss in overall gross income or turnover since December 2021
£1,000
  • Businesses occupying a commercial property on the local authority ratings list, with a Rateable Value of £15,000 of less
  • Where there is no Rateable Value, then businesses paying rent of £15,000 per annum (£1,250 per month) or less
  • If no Rateable Value or rent, then the local authority may estimate the Rateable Value of the property or workspace where the business is based, or it may take account of other business-related fixed costs in the name of the business, with a value of £15,000 or less per annum
  • Experiencing a 50% loss in overall gross income or turnover since December 2021
£2,667
  • Businesses occupying a commercial property on the local authority ratings list, with a Rateable Value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • Where there is no Rateable Value, then businesses paying rent of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 per annum
  • If no Rateable Value or rent, then the local authority may estimate the Rateable Value of the property where the business is based, or it may take account of other business- related fixed costs in the name of the business with a value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 per annum
  • Experiencing a 50% loss in overall gross income or turnover since December 2021
£4,000
  • Businesses occupying a commercial property on the local authority’s ratings list, with a Rateable Value of £51,000 or above
  • Where there is no Rateable Value, then businesses paying rent of £51,000 or above per annum
  • If no Rateable Value or rent, then the local authority may estimate the rateable value or rent of the property where the business is based, or it may take account of any other business-related fixed costs of the name of the business with a value of over £51,000 per annum
  • Experiencing a 50% loss in overall gross income or turnover since December 2021
£6,000
  • In exceptional circumstances, the local authority may award a grant above the amounts outlined in the above boxes
  • This is at the discretion of the local authority, and dependant on available funding
  • Exceptional circumstances are not defined but needs to meet as a minimum two conditions – severe loss of income and closure
  • Award of exceptional grants may be taken into account in the award of any future grants
  • Experiencing a 50% loss in overall gross income or turnover since December 2021
Up to a maximum of £10,000
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