On 3 March 2021, the Government announced the introduction of grant support for non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England. Under the Restart Grant scheme, Local Authorities will receive funding to be allocated in one-off grants to businesses. Grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help them reopen safely. Grants of up to £18,000 will be paid to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises, which may open later under plans set out in the roadmap and will be more impacted by restrictions when they do reopen. The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the aforementioned sectors.
The Restart Grant is a one-off grant only. The primary principle of the Restart Grant scheme is to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the relevant sectors. Where a grant is issued, the business that according to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Councils records was the ratepayer in respect of the hereditament on 1 April 2021 will be eligible to receive the grant.
This form is provided to capture the information required by the council to verify and make the payment of these grants.
You will need to have your Business Rates account reference and the name of the business as it appears on your recent bill. Payments will be made by BACS to your bank account, this can take up to 3 weeks due to additional checks that needs to be made in accordance with the Government guidance. Please note further checks may be needed to verify the business, therefore contact details must be provided. Please note if you require a copy of your business rates bill please sign up online at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/self-serve-rates. The online account can take up to 24 hours to activate. Please note further checks may be needed to verify the business, therefore contact details must be provided.
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If you have received a letter or email to say you qualify, click on the start button to access the form. Please note if you have not been identified as qualifying the application will not allow you to proceed.