We are pleased to be able to update you on the availability of the Additional restrictions Grant (ARG) phase 1.

Eligible businesses

Eligible businesses include those solvent and trading normally on the 4th November 2020 and:

  • were required to close from the 5th November to 2nd December and do not have a business rates account;
  • are within or supply the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, as well as businesses in the events sector and taxi operators licensed by EDDC;
  • can evidence being severely impacted by the national restrictions through a 30% drop in turnover from 5th November to 2nd December (not through seasonal fluctuations, other reductions or losses);
  • can evidence minimum fixed business costs of £250 per month.

Ineligible businesses

The following businesses will not be eligible for the scheme:

  • Businesses which can obtain a grant under the Local Restrictions Support Grant Scheme – Mandatory Scheme (Closed);
  • Businesses which have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of State aid permitted under the de Minimis and the COVID-19 Temporary State Aid Framework;
  • Businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made on the 4th November;
  • Businesses which were not trading as normal on the 4th November before the period of national restrictions began. 

In addition to the above and to ensure limited grant funds are prioritised to those businesses most severely impacted by the national restrictions, the following are excluded from this scheme:

  • Any properties or parts of properties used for personal use;
  • Charitable business receiving other help from public funds;
  • Businesses whose primarily trade comprises:
  • Show homes;
  • Car parking;
  • Storage containers; Containers; Storage premises;
  • Yards, land or properties used for storage only;
  • Advertising or advertising stations or hoardings;
  • Communication stations or telecommunication equipment;
  • Solar panel sites;
  • ATM’s, cash machines or equivalent;
  • Schools / Academies / Educational establishments and premises (which are publicly funded);
  • Lockers; Beach huts or similar structures; and
  • Any premises where the Council consider that a Bed and Breakfast business is basically “home sharing” and advertised.

If you are still unsure if you are eligible to claim you should contact your local council for clarification.

We detail below the whether the ARG is now available to be claimed in your district.

East Devon

You can now claim for the grant by following the link below:

https://eastdevon.gov.uk/arg/

Teignbridge council

You can now claim for the grant by following the link below:

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

Exeter City council

At present you still do not seem to be able to claim for the grant, however if any client has been able to, if you could update us that would be appreciated.

Torbay council

Last time we updated you neither scheme was available although you can now claim for either the ARG grant or Local Restrictions Grant (closed) by following the link below.

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

Dorset council

You can now claim for the grant by following the link below:

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/business-and-employers/additional-restrictions-grant.aspx

Summary

Please note that the above is an update on the grants available during the national lockdown. An additional blog will follow this week on the grants available for areas in tier 2 and tier 3 restrictions.

As mentioned previously, if any client has an update on their experience in claiming either the Additional Restrictions Grant or Local restrictions grant (closed) we would appreciate the feedback so this can be shared.

Telephone 01392 360008

  • were required to close from the 5th November to 2nd December and do not have a business rates account;
  • are within or supply the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, as well as businesses in the events sector and taxi operators licensed by EDDC;
  • can evidence being severely impacted by the national restrictions through a 30% drop in turnover from 5th November to 2nd December (not through seasonal fluctuations, other reductions or losses);
  • can evidence minimum fixed business costs of £250 per month.

Ineligible businesses

The following businesses will not be eligible for the scheme:

  • Businesses which can obtain a grant under the Local Restrictions Support Grant Scheme – Mandatory Scheme (Closed);
  • Businesses which have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of State aid permitted under the de Minimis and the COVID-19 Temporary State Aid Framework;
  • Businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made on the 4th November;
  • Businesses which were not trading as normal on the 4th November before the period of national restrictions began. 

In addition to the above and to ensure limited grant funds are prioritised to those businesses most severely impacted by the national restrictions, the following are excluded from this scheme:

  • Any properties or parts of properties used for personal use;
  • Charitable business receiving other help from public funds;
  • Businesses whose primarily trade comprises:
  • Show homes;
  • Car parking;
  • Storage containers; Containers; Storage premises;
  • Yards, land or properties used for storage only;
  • Advertising or advertising stations or hoardings;
  • Communication stations or telecommunication equipment;
  • Solar panel sites;
  • ATM’s, cash machines or equivalent;
  • Schools / Academies / Educational establishments and premises (which are publicly funded);
  • Lockers; Beach huts or similar structures; and
  • Any premises where the Council consider that a Bed and Breakfast business is basically “home sharing” and advertised.

If you are still unsure if you are eligible to claim you should contact your local council for clarification.

We detail below the whether the ARG is now available to be claimed in your district.

East Devon

You can now claim for the grant by following the link below:

https://eastdevon.gov.uk/arg/

Teignbridge council

You can now claim for the grant by following the link below:

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

Exeter City council

At present you still do not seem to be able to claim for the grant, however if any client has been able to, if you could update us that would be appreciated.

Torbay council

Last time we updated you neither scheme was available although you can now claim for either the ARG grant or Local Restrictions Grant (closed) by following the link below.

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

Dorset council

You can now claim for the grant by following the link below:

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/business-and-employers/additional-restrictions-grant.aspx

Summary

Please note that the above is an update on the grants available during the national lockdown. An additional blog will follow this week on the grants available for areas in tier 2 and tier 3 restrictions.

As mentioned previously, if any client has an update on their experience in claiming either the Additional Restrictions Grant or Local restrictions grant (closed) we would appreciate the feedback so this can be shared.

Telephone 01392 360008