COVID-19: Grants of up to £1.5k for Wirral businesses legally required to close

Tier 3 restrictions mean that some Wirral businesses are required by law to close their doors for the foreseeable future.

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These businesses will be able to apply for a support grant under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG). The LRSG supports businesses that have been required to close due to temporary COVID-19 local lockdown restrictions imposed by the government.

The LRSG is for businesses that pay business rates on their premises and supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in-person to customers from their business premises, but which were then required to close for at least 3 weeks due to local lockdown restrictions imposed by the government.

Eligible businesses will normally operate from a property with a rateable value of less than £51,000 and will receive a cash grant of £1,000 for each 3-week period the business is closed.

Businesses that are eligible and have a property with a rateable value of £51,000 or above will receive a cash grant of £1,500 for each 3-week period that the business is closed. The grant will be extended to cover each additional 3-week period that the business is required to close.

Wirral businesses will need to set up a MyWirral account in order to apply for the grant, which they can be done here.

A claim form will be available online from Wednesday, October 28th, on the Wirral Council website.

You can check if your business is eligible for the LRSG on the gov.uk website by visiting this page.

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