Additional Restrictions Grant

Our Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme re-opened on the 11 January 2021.

The discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) enables us to support businesses that haven’t had to close but have been severely impacted due to COVID-19 restrictions, or those which have had to close but are not the ratepayer themselves (ie: regular market traders, or those in shared spaces). The scheme is also available to self-employed individuals. 

Please note businesses must demonstrate a minimum annual income of £10,000 prior to COVID-19.

Apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant now


Which businesses will qualify?

Businesses must be able to demonstrate that they have been severely impacted by Covid-19 since March 2020 (severely impacted is considered to be at least a 30% decrease in income).

Applications are invited from:

  • all ratepayers and non-ratepayers who have fixed business related costs (rent for a business property or Business Rates), which have not been forced to close but have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown
  • self-employed individuals such as a mobile hairdresser, decorator or plumber who:
    • are a resident and operate from a dwelling within the borough of Telford and Wrekin
    • have a Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) that has been provided by HMRC when they registered for self-assessment tax return
    • can provide a current business website site address / business card / social media profile / business publicity
  • a limited company where the applicant is a sole director, the company has no more than 5 full time equivalent employees, and operates from a dwelling within the borough of Telford and Wrekin.
  • a not-for-profit business which operates as a provision for numerous community facilities / activities such as a community centre or village hall. 
    • Where these facilities are closed, they will be entitled to a lockdown support grant, but where they are open the amount of grant available will be a one-off payment of: 
      • £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
      • £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
      • £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000.

Businesses must:

  • have been trading up to and including the date of commencement of restrictions on 5 November 2020 and intend to reopen when restrictions are lifted
  • have less than 50 employees
  • demonstrate a minimum annual income of £10,000 prior to Covid-19 (or pro rata if the business has been trading less than a year)
  • be able to demonstrate that that all reasonable steps have been taken to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 and minimise losses on their business – such as a mortgage holiday
  • be the applicant’s main source of income (relevant to those who are self-employed, a director, and sole trader).

Which businesses are not included in the scheme?

  • Businesses that will be subject to state aid limits ie: national chains / organisations.
  • Companies that are in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made.
  • Businesses that have not been able to demonstrate a significant loss of income (at least 30%) due to Covid-19.
  • Property related businesses that include;
    • Property developers and construction
    • Property refurbishment projects
    • Air B&Bs, or dwellings used for short term holiday let, not registered for Business Rates on the 4 November 2020.
  • Medical services (e.g. vets, dentists, doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors).
  • land used for storage or for personal use.
  • Empty premises.
  • in liquidation or administration.
  • Where the business qualifies for another national grant scheme:
    • Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) addendum
    • Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed)
    • Local Restrictions Support Grant (open)
    • Local Restrictions Support Grant (sector).

Further details of the grant schemes detailed above view the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) page.

When applying for a grant, you must confirm that your business will not exceed the state aid limits. Visit the GOV.UK website for more about state aid.


How much grant will be awarded?

Upon your application being successful you will receive a payment dependant on either:

  • the business premises rateable value, or
  • where your business is not liable for business rates, but operates from a business premises i.e. a business in shared space or market trader, the monthly fixed costs (business rent or mortgage payment) of the business or,
  • where the business operates from a domestic property a one off payment of £1067.

Please note: the additional restrictions grant will only be payable where a grant is not payable under the national schemes. This will be a one-off payment as follows:

This table shows the rateable values of premises or monthly fixed costs and the grant payment.
Rateable Value of premises or monthly fixed costs Grant payment

Rateable value of £15k or less or

fixed costs of £1000 per month or less or where the business operates from a domestic property.

£1067

Rateable value above £15k and below £51k or

fixed costs above £1000 per month but less then £2000 per month

£1600

Rateable value of £51k or above or

fixed costs of £2000 per month or above

£2400

What evidence needs to be provided?

To help process your grant payment as efficiently as possible please ensure you have the following documentation ready to upload with your application:

  • business bank statements / trading accounts to evidence the business was trading and has seen a significant reduction in income as a result of COVID-19 (pre March lockdown and current bank statements).
  • copy of lease agreement / tenancy agreement.

For those who are self-employed:

  • a business website site address or a business card / publicity
  • evidence of registration with HMRC such as a Unique Taxpayer reference (UTR)

The UTR number can be found on a wide range of HMRC forms and notices:

  • the annual Self Assessment Tax Return (SA100)
  • any statements of account issued by HMRC
  • Self Assessment Tax Return reminder notices
  • notice to complete a Self Assessment Tax return (SA316).

How to apply

Apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant now

Last updated: 18/01/2021 13:15