Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant - Now Open
Following the Chancellor's announcement in December that additional support will be available for businesses which have been impacted by the Omicron variant, Nottingham City Council has developed an online application form for eligible businesses in the hospitality, leisure or accommodation sectors.
The deadline for applications is 21 February 2022 with payments being made by 31 March 2022.
Businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors will be eligible for one-off grants of £2,667, £4,000 and £6,000 per premises depending on rateable value.
In line with government guidance, the hospitality, leisure and accommodation grant is not eligible for the following businesses:
- All retail businesses
- Coach tour operators
- Tour operators
- Gyms and sports businesses where physical exercise or training is conducted on an individual basis or group basis
- Food businesses whose main service (generating 50% or more of income) is takeaway or delivery
To apply, you will need your business rates account number and your companies house number (if you have one).
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)
An additional small grant has been allocated for other affected businesses, which is discretionary and requires evidence of lost sales due to Omicron and current restrictions.
This grant is intended for supply chain businesses, businesses without a rates account and other affected businesses such as personal care, which are not covered by the Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant.
The Additional Restrictions Grant scheme will close on 21 February, however as it is limited, it may close early due to demand.
All payments to both schemes will be made by 31 March 2022 in line with government policy.
If you need help or advice
If you need assistance or have any questions about Business Grants please email NERU@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS)
The UK government will also cover the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, for small and medium-sized employers. Businesses with fewer than 250 employees will be able to apply for reimbursement for the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, for up to two weeks per employee.
Culture Recovery Fund (CRF)
A further £30 million funding will be made available through the Culture Recovery Fund. Cultural organisations in England, such as theatres, orchestras and museums can apply for support during the winter.
If you cannot pay your tax bill on time
The Chancellor has asked HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to offer businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in particular the option of a short delay through the Time to Pay arrangement, and payment in instalments, on a case-by-case basis, as part of this.
Updates will be provided on this webpage and through the council’s Nottingham Economic Recovery Unit newsletter which businesses can sign up for free here.