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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.

The Restart Grant is a one-off grant for business ratepayers from April 2021, to support reopening safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

The grant payment amount depends on the type of business and the rateable value of each business.

Follow the link below to the Dorset Council website that will take you through:

  • how to apply
  • eligibility
  • non-essential retail definition
  • hospitality, leisure, accommodation, gym and sports and personal care sector definition
  • exclusions
  • subsidy allowance
  • tax implications
  • fraud or payment in error

If you would like to talk this through with a member of the team at CB Reid, please get in touch with your usual contact.