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Support grants for businesses that close due to restrictions

17 November 2020

Applications for the government's new Restrictions Support grant are now open.

The grant is available to all businesses that were open on 4 November but, by law, have had to close or cease their main business during the current lockdown.

Each eligible property will receive a one-off payment of:

  • £1,334 if the rateable value is £15,000 or under
  • £2,000 if the rateable value is more than £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • £3,000 if the rateable value is more than £51,000

Cllr Shane Hebb, Cabinet member for finance, said: "Thurrock Council distributed more than £22m of government business grants during the first lockdown and I urge local businesses which has had to close to take advantage of this new grant by applying now.

"Government funding has provided many businesses a vital financial lifelines throughout the coronavirus epidemic and we want to make sure no local businesses misses out during this lockdown.

"If your business is eligible and has had to close because of the current restrictions it is important you go online today and apply for this funding through the council's website."

Any business owner who thinks they are eligible should go thurrock.gov.uk/business and follow the link for Restrictions Support grants.