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Copeland businesses to receive one-off grant payments

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BUSINESSES in Copeland will receive one-off payments of £4,000, £6,000 or £9,000 as early as next week.

The Closed Business Lockdown Payment will automatically be paid on or around January 20, for those that have already applied for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) payments.

The Council advises those that have not already applied for this grant to do so before the closing date of March 31, 2021.

All businesses that are automatically paid will receive an email confirmation from the Council’s Business Rates team via GOV.UK Notify.

The top-up lockdown payment will help support eligible businesses through the current national lockdown measures imposed by the Government on January 5, and will be awarded in addition to the Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) scheme.

The Closed Business Lockdown Payment is for closed non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.

Businesses that have been forced to close their main, in-person services but are offering takeaway, click and collect, or online delivery services are eligible to receive both the Closed Business Lockdown Support Payment and the Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) payments.

Payments for the Closed Business Lockdown Support Payment will be determined by a business’s Rateable Value, and will be awarded as follows:

Rateable Value

  • £15,000 or less receives £4,000
  • £15,001 to £49,999.99 receives £6,000
  • £51,000 plus receives £9,000

For more information and to apply for grants visit the Council’s dedicated business support webpage at https://www.copeland.gov.uk/coronavirus-resources-business