This grant is for businesses that:
- Were required to close as a result of the Preston Local Restrictions that came into force on 17 October 2020 for pubs, bars and licensed clubs not operating as restaurants and 19 October for other affected businesses.
- Have not been allowed to re-open since 23 March due to national restrictions, for example, nightclubs, hostess bars
- Have been required to close on 5 November 2020 due to the national lockdown.
In order to qualify you must have been open and trading up to the date that the restrictions that apply to your business came into force and were then forced to close under the provisions of the local or national restrictions.
As such, you may be eligible for a grant of between £667 and £1,500 for every two weeks that you are required to remain closed from the 17 or 19 October 2020 to 4 November 2020.
Businesses affected by the local restrictions that are required to close with a property that has a rateable value of up to and including £15,000 may be eligible for a grant of £667 for every two weeks of enforced closure.
Properties with a rateable value from £15,001 to £50,999 may be eligible for a grant of £1,000 every two weeks of enforced closure.
Properties with a rateable value of £51,000 and above may be eligible for a grant of £1,500 every two weeks of enforced closure.
Properties that will benefit from the relief will be occupied properties that are required to close as a result of the Lancashire Local Restrictions or National Restrictions.
The following hereditaments will not be eligible:
- Businesses which were in liquidation or dissolved upon the date that the business entered either local or national restrictions as appropriate.
- Businesses which were not ratepayers in the business rates system upon the date that the business entered the Local Restrictions Grant Scheme.
To complete this form you will need:
- your business rates account number
- Business information
- Dates of business closure
- Your VAT registration number, if applicable
- Your company number, if applicable
- Your Billing authority property reference number
- Your most recent bank statement which clearly shows the business' address, sort code and account number.