The Local Restrictions Support Grant - Closed (LRSG-C) is a business support grant to help businesses that have been forced to close due to government restrictions.
This scheme ended on 31 March 2021, but you have until 31 May 2021 to submit a claim for the final phase of the scheme (16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021). You can't claim for any other times when your business was closed.
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Who can claim an LRSG-C business support grant?
You may be able to claim an LRSG-C business support grant from us if you are a Chesterfield Borough Council Business Rates payer and your business meets ALL of the following criteria:
- the business was open and trading as usual before restrictions were imposed
- it was registered for Business Rates before restrictions were imposed
- it is one of the types of business that have been instructed to close
You must be the Business Rates payer - that is the person named on the Business Rates bill. If the Business Rates bill is in the name of a company, the person that applies must hold a position of responsibility within the company and be authorised to make the claim on behalf of the business.
Businesses that have been instructed to close
The types of businesses that have been forced to close depends on the type of national or local restriction in force - find out more here.
Businesses that are not eligible
Your business will not be eligible for the scheme if it:
If you are no longer entitled
You must notify the council straight away if your business is no longer eligible for LRSG-C-C business support grant after submitting your application. This could be because the business:
If your business is paid a grant that it is not entitled to the funding will be reclaimed, and any business caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution.
Evidence required to support your claim
You will need the following information to claim:
Business Rates account reference - this is an 8 character reference beginning with 5, you can find this on your annual bill
Business bank account details - this is the account we will pay the grant into
Proof of business bank account - the most recent statement or a screenshot of online banking, and must:
- show the business bank details
- be from within the last month
- show business transactions during this period
You will need to upload electronic copies, scanned images or clear photos of your documents.
How to claim
If you run a business in the Chesterfield Borough Council area, and your business has closed due to government restrictions, you can apply for a LRSG-C business support grant online through My Chesterfield. Registering for an account is quick and easy, and you will be able to track the progress of your claim.
You need to claim from the local council that sends your Business Rates bill. If you're not sure who that is you can find your local council here.
If you are unable to apply online please call our customer services team on 01246 345345.
How much is paid
This scheme ended on 31 March 2021, but you have until 31 May 2021 to submit a claim for the last phase of the scheme. If you qualify, you will receive a lump sum payment for the 44 day period from 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021. It is too late to claim for earlier phases of this scheme. The amount your business will get depends on the rateable value (RV) of your premises:
- RV £15,000 or under - you will receive £2097
- RV £15,001 to £50,999 - you will receive £3143
- RV £51,000 or over - you will receive £4715
You can find your rateable value on your Business Rates bill, or check online here.
How will the payment be made?
Payment will be made directly into the bank account matching the bank statement you provided with your claim. We are not able to make the payment into any other bank account or by cheque.
Tax on Local Restrictions Support Grant payments
Grant income received by a business is taxable. The LRSG-C payment will need to be included as income in the business's tax return.
There are three subsidy allowances for this scheme:
- Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance
- COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance
- COVID-19 Business Grant Special Allowance
Find out more about subsidy allowances here.
Can I claim for more than one business?
You can claim for any business where you are the Business Rates payer, provided it meets the eligibility criteria and doesn't exceed subsidy allowance thresholds.
When does the scheme end?
This scheme ended on 31 March 2021, but you have until 31 May 2021 to submit a claim for the last phase of the scheme, which covers the period 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021.
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