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Top up grants and Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs

Business support Published Friday, 15 January 2021

Earlier this month the Government announced one off top-up grants to closed businesses. Detailed guidance for these grants was published yesterday which we are now working our way through.

If your business was forced to remain closed after 2 December 2020, or it has been forced to close again from 31 December 2020 owing to the Tier 4 restrictions and you have already applied for and received a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) (Closed or Closed Addendum) for this, you do not need to apply again.

We have your details and will make an additional payment as soon as we can. Payments are due to start being made next week. Owing to high volumes, we are issuing grants to businesses who have already been through pre-payment assurance checks. Once we have paid these we will invite submissions from businesses who have not previously been in receipt of an LRSG (Closed or Closed Addendum).

Also, a reminder that the deadline to apply for the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs is 31 January. This is a grant of £1,000 for qualifying wet-led pubs who derive under 50% of their income from food sales. Apply here: bit.ly/3oKNS6i

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