This grant became available to Gosport businesses from 2nd December when Gosport was designated “Local COVID Alert Level ‘High’” (Tier 2) until 18th December, after which Tier 4 will be available.
This is support for businesses that are not legally required to close but which are severely impacted by the localised restrictions on socialising put in place to manage the coronavirus. This support is targeted for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector. An example of this is pubs that can remain open, but whose sales have been dramatically affected by the restrictions.
Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) - guidance notes
Gosport Borough Council will process your personal information appropriately and legally in accordance with the relevant national legislation. The details you provide will be held in a secure system or database and will only be shared with other organisations where the law allows.
Gosport Borough Council is required to collect information from businesses receiving the Additional Restrictions Support Grant payments, and will be expected to account for how the funding has been spent. Grant recipients are advised that they may be contacted for research purposes, and that their data will be shared with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for research and evaluation purposes.
It is vitally important that Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have this information centrally to allow Government to understand and evaluate how the provision is working. This is done for a number of different reasons, including:
- Accountability – to provide a clear and transparent basis for why this policy has been implemented, and its progress over time.
- Efficiency – ensuring that we are maximising the value delivered from this public spending and ensuring opportunities for analysis and learning for the future.
- Effectiveness – ensuring that policy makes a positive impact and understanding the context of when that happens.
We may be required by law to disclose your personal information without your consent for the purposes of protecting the council's legitimate interests (for example to recover debts that are owed to Gosport Borough Council), to fulfil a legal obligation (such as bringing empty properties back into use) or for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime/fraud or apprehending and prosecuting offenders (for example to the Police, the Cabinet Office or Department for Work and Pension or as part of the National Fraud Initiative) or where we have a statutory duty to do so. For more information visit the National Fraud Initiative.
For more information about how Gosport Borough Council uses personal information, view the Council’s Data Protection Privacy Notice