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Local Restriction Support Grants now available

Businesses specifically affected by the tier three restrictions in the borough can now make a claim financial support .

An online claim form for the Local Restrictions Support Grant is available for any eligible business to submit an application.

The Government established the grant support specifically for public houses and bars (except those selling substantial meals,) betting shops, casinos, adult gaming centres and soft play centres, which were forced to close as a result of the Liverpool City Region tier 3 restrictions. Wirral businesses in this category, affected by these latest Government Covid-19 restrictions, should set up a MyWirral account to access this funding.

Businesses will also be directed to their MyWirral account to upload relevant information to support the grant process including a current statement to verify bank account details, the business rates reference number for each premises (printed on the latest rates bill) and, where applicable, the registered company number and VAT number.

LRSG payments will be available to eligible business premises, dependent upon their rateable value, for each two-week period of closure following the start of the localised restrictions. The level of grant is set at £667 for premises with a rateable value of £15,000 or less, £1000 for those with a rateable value between £15,001 and less than £51,000 and at £1,500 for those with a rateable value of greater than £51,000.

Eligibility criteria for the scheme has been set by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and includes the relevant state aid regulations with which businesses must comply.