Please find below additional information on both the Local Restriction Grant Scheme (LRGS) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).

As a reminder the grants cover the following businesses;

  • Local Restrictions Grant Scheme (LRGS): for businesses with business rates accounts that have been forced to close their main business due to the National Lockdown
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG): is a discretionary local scheme for all business that have stayed open but have suffered a severe loss of income directly because of the National Lockdown for businesses without a business rates account that have been forced to close their main business due to the National Lockdown

Mid Devon

You can now make a claim for either grant and the deadline for making the claim is the 25th November so make sure you don’t miss this deadline. I include the link below which includes details of how to claim.

https://www.middevon.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus-support-for-communities-and-businesses/business-support-across-mid-devon/

East Devon

At present you still do not appear to be able to claim for either grant from this council. I include a link below to the page that will be updated once you can. There is also a link which enables you to sign up to a business newsletter which should update you once the scheme is available to claim.

https://eastdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-grants/

Exeter City Council

As with East Devon, at present you can’t make a claim. Again, I include a link below to the Exeter City Council news page and you can sign up to the email updates if you haven’t already.

https://news.exeter.gov.uk/

Teignbridge Council

Unfortunately again you do not currently appear to be able to claim this grant yet. As with East Devon and Exeter I include a link below to the council site where you can sign up for updates.

https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/business/business-support-and-advice/business-help-and-support-during-coronavirus/local-restrictions-support-grant/

Torbay Council

I am now starting to sound like a broken record so I will simply say the same as above.

https://www.torbay.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health/coronavirus/advice-and-support-for-businesses/businesses-financial-support/

Dorset Council

As above.

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/business-and-employers/coronavirus-information-for-businesses-and-employers.aspx

If any client has been able to claim the grant from any of the councils I have mentioned then if you are happy to, please let me know as it would be helpful to be able to share this information.

Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful and from the information we have it does look like one council appears to be ahead of the rest at the moment! As soon as I have additional information I will of course update you.

As always stay safe and if you have any questions please get in touch.

Daniel Routcliffe

Tel: 01392 360008