Local restriction grants now available

Business required to close as a result of Lancashire moving into local Covid alert level Tier 3 are now able to apply for the new Local Restriction Grants.

Businesses eligible to claim the grant are:

  • pubs and bars (unless they serve substantial meals)
  • soft play areas
  • adult gaming centres
  • betting shops
  • bingo halls

If you are successful with your application the payments will be based on the rateable value of your property. If your rateable value is £15,000 or lower, you will receive £667 per two-week qualifying restriction period.  If your rateable value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000 you will receive £1,000 per two-week qualifying restriction period.  If your rateable value is £51,000 or above you will receive £1,500 per two-week qualifying restriction period.

To apply for the Local Restriction Grant, please go to: https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/coronavirus/support-business

For more information on the grant, go to: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-youre-eligible-for-the-coronavirus-local-restrictions-support-grant

For the full Council article on the grants go to: https://theshuttle.org.uk/new-support-for-blackburn-with-darwen-businesses-under-tier-3-measures/

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