New – Additional Local Restrictions Support Grants for businesses that were directly affected by Tier 2 restrictions from Wednesday 14 October

Updated 10/11/2020

From Wednesday 14 October until Friday 23 October Tier 2 (local COVID alert level: High) applied to Barnsley.  These restrictions stopped people from meeting indoors with anyone that they do not live with unless part of a support bubble.  This was in place for 10 days until Saturday 24 October when the local COVID-19 alert level was raised to Tier 3: Very High.  In addition, during Tier 3, certain types of businesses were forced to close.

To support businesses in the leisure, hospitality, and accommodation sectors that did not have to close but could no longer provide services to mixed households, further financial support will be provided.

How to qualify

To qualify for a grant your business must have been:

  • Open as usual before the restrictions
  • Registered for business rates at the premises on Tuesday 13 October 2020
  • Providing services in person to customers from the premises
  • Affected by the local restrictions imposed

The amount you will receive will depend on the rateable value of the property and the length of time the restrictions apply.  As Barnsley was in Tier 2 and Tier 3 for 22 days in total the amounts due will cover that period. 

Rateable value of the premises Monthly Tier 2 payment (28 days) Tier 2 14 to 23 Oct (10 days) Tier 3 (business remained open) 23 Oct to 4 Nov (12 days) Total Payment
£15,000 or under£934£334£400£734
£15,001 to £50,999£1400£500£600£1100
£51,000 or over £2100£750£900£1650

For those businesses that were required to close during Tier 3 the following payments will be made.

Rateable value of the premises Monthly Tier 2 payment (28 days) Tier 2 14 to 23 Oct (10 days) Monthly Tier 3 payment (28 days) Tier 3 (business was closed) 23 Oct to 4 Nov (12 days) Total Payment
£15,000 or under£934£334£1334£572£906
£15,001 to £50,999£1400£500£2000£857£1357
£51,000 or over£2100£750£3000£1286£2036

These payments are in addition to the Local Restrictions Support Grants from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Applying for a Local Restriction Support grant for an open business during Tier 2 and Tier 3

We will make every effort to identify those businesses that qualify and make an automatic payment where possible. However, this is not always possible.  

You don’t need to apply if:

You received a payment of £10,000 or £25,000 from the original grant schemes.  Where it’s possible we’ll automatically attempt to make a payment to you without the need for a further form. However, you must still be registered for business rates, you must not have changed your bank details and we must be able to identify that the business was affected by the restrictions.

You’ve already applied for or received a payment for the national lockdown.  We’ll automatically issue a payment to you to cover these periods if we are able to identify that the business was affected by the restrictions.

You do need to apply if

It’s not clear from your business rates account what the business is.  For example your property is registered as a ‘shop and premises’ but the business is a café, it will not be clear that the business has been affected as ‘shops’ didn’t have any further restrictions imposed.

The business premise has a rateable value above £51,000. As you didn’t qualify for a grant under the original scheme, we don’t hold your payment details.

You’re a new business that has opened since 11 March 2020.

You’re unsure if any of the above apply to you.

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