Closed business lockdown payment and Local Restrictions Support Grant – (Closed) Addendum: 5th January onwards

Following the Government’s announcement of the national lockdown, local authorities are administering a Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP) and a new Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) (Closed) Addendum: 5th January (LRSG) to businesses which provide direct in-person services from premises and so have been legally required to close from 5th January. Read the latest guidance.

A new payment for the period 16.2.21 to 31.3.21 has been added.  This means there are two payments that can be claimed:

1st payment     CBLP (05.01.21 to 31.03.21) and LRSG (05.01.21 to 15.02.21)

2nd payment    LRSG (16.02.21 to 31.03.21)

You do not need to contact us, just complete the online form below.  Businesses that received the first payment will receive an email from us with an access code and instructions on accessing these grants. The application form has been shortened and simplified to make it quicker for businesses to receive the financial help they need.

If you did not receive the first payment and you do not receive an email, please do not worry. You can still apply for this grant but you will need to complete the full form (it is the same form if you are claiming the first, second or both grants).

Closing Dates

The closing date for the first round of payments is the 31.3.21

The closing date for the second round of payments is the 31.5.21

The Government's closing certain businesses and venues in England for this period includes businesses providing non-essential retail; personal care facilities; hospitality venues and leisure/entertainment.

The amount of grant funding that businesses legally required to close will receive is dependent on the current rateable value (RV) of your premises.








Businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 5th January £2,001 £4,000 £2,096 £8,097
Businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the 5th January £3,000 £6,000 £3,143 £12,143
Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above on the 5th January £4,500 £9,000 £4,174 £18,214
  42 days Single payment 44 days  

Please note, your business is not eligible for this funding if the following apply to you:

  • Businesses that are able to conduct their main service because they do not depend on providing direct in-person services from premises and can operate their services effectively remotely (e.g. accountants, solicitors).
  • Businesses in areas outside the scope of the localised restrictions, as defined by Government, are also excluded.
  • Businesses that have chosen to close but have not been legally required to, will not be eligible for this grant.
  • Businesses that have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of Subsidy allowance permitted under the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance, the COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance and the COVID-19 Business Grant Special Allowance. Read more about this

For the avoidance of doubt, businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made are not eligible for funding under this scheme.

Every claim will be subject to anti-fraud assessment and account verification. Attempts to fraudulently claim public grant funding will result in funds being recovered and legal action being taken in every instance.

The funds can be accessed through a secure online claims system. 

See the business grant LRSG frequently asked questions for further guidance.

Read the business grant subsidy allowance information

Click start to claim using the short form, if you already claimed in November

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