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Business Grants

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

 

The scheme CLOSED on 18th March 2022 and all final payments will be made and dispersed to recipients by 31 March 2022.

 

On 21 December 2021, Government announced the introduction of grant support for hospitality and leisure businesses in England who have been impacted by coronavirus restrictions and the rise of the Omicron variant.

 

One off grants up to £6,000 will be paid to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in England occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list only 

 

  • Hospitality definition: a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink

 

  • Leisure definition: a business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events, days and nights out, betting and gaming

 

  • Accommodation definition: a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel and other purposes.

 

 

Rateable Value

Grant Amount

£1 to £15,000

£2,667

£15,001 to £50,999

£4,000

Over £51,000

£6,000

 

 

COVID-19 business grant funding schemes: guidance for local authorities - GOV.UK

 

 

 

Certain categories of unoccupied property may be exempt indefinitely from a charge:

  • properties with a rateable value less than £2,899 (effective from 1st April 2017)
  • occupation prohibited by law
  • vacant due to action taken on behalf of the Crown
  • listed building subject to building preservation notice
  • ancient monuments included in schedule compiled under Ancient Monuments & Archaeological Areas Act 1979(b)
  • owner entitled to possession only in his capacity as personal representative of a deceased person
  • a bankruptcy order subsists in respect of the owner’s estate
  • owner entitled possession as trustee under deed of arrangement
  • owner is a company subject to winding-up order under the Insolvency Act 1986 or being wound up voluntarily under that Act
  • owner in administration or subject to an administration order
  • owner entitled to possession in their capacity as liquidator

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