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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


£15,001 to £50,999


Over £51,000




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




We will write to you when we have got a Liability Order, asking you to make a realistic offer of payment. You will have 14 days to respond to this letter. The aim is to make an arrangement that is acceptable to both you and the Council.

If a payment arrangement isn't made or if you don't pay against the agreed payment arrangement, we will use one of the following collection methods:-

Enforcement agents (Bailiffs)

The Liability Order may be passed to the Enforcement Agent who will follow the Council’s Code of Practice for recovery.

If an Enforcement Agent is used, the amount you owe can increase significantly, due to the costs which will be added to your debt.

Bankruptcy / liquidation

If you fail to pay in full, and owe more than £5,000, we may take action to make you bankrupt / liquidate your company.

Committal order

If you fail to pay in full, we will apply to the Magistrates Court for a committal order. This is an order that could send you to prison for up to 3 months, although we'll only take this step if all other efforts have failed or aren't applicable.

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