Restart Grant scheme

The Chancellor has announced the launch of a new Restart Grants scheme from 1 April 2021

Businesses in retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure and personal care will benefit from the new £5bn Restart Grant scheme as the economy reopens. 

Under the scheme, non-essential retail businesses will get up to £6,000 per premises to help them reopen and start trading safely.

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England which will open later under the roadmap or will be more impacted by restrictions when they do open - will get up to £18,000 per premises. 

The amount each business can receive will be based on the type of business and rateable value (RV) of the business premises.

What you will get

Non-essential retail

Rateable value Grant
£15,000 or less £2,667
Over £15,000 and below £51,000 £4,000
£51,000 or more £6,000

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care, gyms and sport

Rateable value Grant
£15,000 or less £8,000
Over £15,000 and below £51,000 £12,000
£51,000 or more £18,000

Further information

Further details of the scheme  are available on Gov.UK and you can also check if you are eligible for a Restart Grant.

We are working to pay eligible businesses as quickly as possible however we are required to collect data from businesses that will enable accurate monitoring, evaluation, and assurance of business support grant payments by the government.  To prevent fraud and error there are also a number of checks which must be carried out before the grant payment is made.

If you received a Local Restriction Grant for closed businesses for the national lockdown from 5 January and are eligible for a Restart Grant, we will write to you by mid-April to invite you to complete an application form.

You will need to provide the following information when claiming the grant: -

  • Your business rates reference number
  • The date your business was established
  • The number of people you employ
  • Your Companies House registration number or registered charity number and the standard industrial classification number you registered against your business
  • Your unique taxpayer reference number (UTR) or your National Insurance number if your business is not registered with Companies House or the Charity Commission
  • The bank account details that the previous grant was paid to. (New applicants will need to provide a March 2021 bank statement for their business).

Further information on how new applicants can apply will be published on this page week commencing 12 April 2021.