If you have already received Closed Addendum Tier 4 funding you do not need to apply again, you will automatically be paid for the period beginning 5 January 2021, and will also automatically be awarded the Closed Business Lockdown payment.
This scheme supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then required by law to close due to national lockdown restrictions imposed by government.
What periods does this scheme cover
What you will get
Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum from 5th January 2021
Closed Business Lockdown Payment
Grants are based on the rateable value of the property on the first full day of the national lockdown restrictions.
Businesses that are eligible are those that have been required to close by Government and include:
This could also include businesses that operate primarily as an in-person venue, but which have been forced to close those services and provide a takeaway-only or click and collect service instead.
Your business may be eligible if it:
Any changes to the rating list (rateable value or to the hereditament) after the first full day of national restrictions and business closures regulations came into force including changes which have been backdated to this date, will be ignored for the purposes of eligibility.
Gosport Borough Council will not adjust, pay or recover grants where the rating list is subsequently amended retrospectively to the date that national restrictions began. In cases where it was factually clear to the Council on 5 January 2021 that the rating list was inaccurate on that date, the Council may withhold the grant and/or award the grant based on its view of who would have been entitled to the grant had the list been accurate. This is entirely at the discretion of Gosport Borough Council, and is only intended to prevent manifest errors. This discretion cannot and therefore will not be used if it was not factually clear to the Council on 5 November 2020 that the rating list was not accurate.
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 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:
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