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Don't shed a Tier: Our guide to the Government grants available in your area

October 27, 2020
Don't shed a Tier: Our guide to the Government grants available in your area

The Government now offers different grants and business support packages depending on which Tier you fall into. Support may also differ depending on what your local authorities have negotiated.  



If you weren’t confused before, you probably are now. So, we’ve created a guide to the Government grants that are available by Tier, with handy links to the relevant application pages. So, you can see exactly what support your business is eligible for and how to claim.  

Tier 1

Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Available to self-employed individuals whose income has been impacted by reduced demand due to Coronavirus.  

How to claim: HMRC have not yet released details. We will update this page when they do.



Job Support Scheme open

Available to businesses whose operations have been restricted by Coronavirus but have not been forced to legally close.

How to claim: Employers can make their first claim on 8th December 2020 through GOV.UK. They must have paid their employees for their unworked hours prior to making a claim.

Job Support Scheme closed
Available to businesses that have been forced to close due to Coronavirus restrictions.    

How to claim: Employers can make their first claim on 8th December 2020 through GOV.UK. You must pay your employees for their unworked hours prior to making a claim.



Job retention bonus

This bonus is designed to encourage employers to use the Job Retention Schemes rather than making staff redundant.

How to claim: Employers can claim their bonus from 15th February 2021 on GOV.UK.  

Tier 2

All Tier 1 support schemes apply.



Business grant open

Grants of up to £2,100 per month are available to businesses in Tier 2 that have been adversely affected by local lockdown restrictions but have not been forced to legally close.  

How to claim: Funding will be delivered through Local Authorities. Visit your local council’s website for more information.  

Business grant closed

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to businesses that have been forced to close due to local restrictions in high-alert areas (Tiers 2 and 3).  

How to claim: Funding will be delivered through Local Authorities. Visit your local council’s website for more information.



Coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)

LRSG is available to businesses that pay business rates on their premises. In order to qualify, your business must have been closed for at least three weeks as a result of local lockdown measures on or after September 9th but have been open and providing in-person service prior to this.  

How to claim: Visit your local council’s website to apply.

Tier 3

All Tier 1 and Tier 2 support schemes apply.

Extended business grant      

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to businesses in Tier 3 whose operations have been restricted by local lockdown measures, whether they have remained open or been forced to legally close.  

How to claim: Funding will be delivered through Local Authorities. Visit your local council’s website for more information.

Liverpool City Region Hospitality and Leisure Support Grant

 

Available to businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector who have been affected by local lockdown measures. The amount of money you get will depend on the rateable value of your commercial property and the number of staff you employ.  

How to claim: Apply online here.

Support for Wales

Following a two-week firebreak lockdown, the Welsh Government launched additional funding packages for affected Welsh businesses, including:

How to claim: Funds will be administered by local authorities from 28th October – 20th November. Visit your local council website to learn more.  



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