Financial support from 2 December 2020 onwards (during tier-based restrictions or national lockdown)

Updated 15 January 2021

Ongoing business support grants

These grants are only available to business rate payers. This means businesses that are liable for business rates, and includes those that receive a zero bill because they are getting 100 per cent relief. They are one part of the Local Restrictions Support Grants scheme.

The Government has announced support for businesses affected by restrictions in areas that are in local COVID alert level Tier 2 (High), Tier 3 (Very High), Tier 4 (Stay at Home), or during national lockdown.

  • From 2 December 2020 to 18 December 2020, Dacorum was in Tier 2 (High).
  • On 19 December 2020, Dacorum was in Tier 3 (Very High). For the purposes of this grant scheme, this day is being treated as if Tier 4 restrictions applied.
  • From 20 December 2020 to 4 January 2021, Dacorum was in Tier 4 (Stay at Home)
  • From 5 January 2021, Dacorum is subject to the National Lockdown - Stay at Home

Funding is available for businesses that have to remain closed, and there will also be support available for some businesses that could remain open in Tiers 2 and 3 but were impacted by the restrictions.

The payments will be in the form of grants, which are paid for every period that Dacorum is under restrictions in Tier 2 or higher. The amount of grant will vary depending on whether or not the business has been ordered to close, and the rateable value of the property.

Please visit the Government website for more information about which businesses have been ordered to close in each local restriction tier.

Amount of funding

For businesses ordered to close, the amounts for each period are:

Amount of funding available during tier-based restrictions (businesses ordered to close)
Rateable value (RV) 2 December 2020 to 18 December 2020
(17 days)
19 December 2020
(1 day) 
20 December 2020 to 2 January 2021
(14 days)
3 January 2021 to 4 January 2021
(2 days) 
5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021
(42 days) 
Less than or exactly £15,000 £810  £48  £667  £95  £2,001
More than £15,000 but less than £51,000 £1,214  £71  £1,000  £143  £3,000
Exactly £51,000 or higher £1,500  £107  £1,500  £214  £4,500

When the Government tells us the amounts and periods from 16 February 2021 we will update this table. 

For businesses in the leisure, hospitality or accommodation sectors, for periods in which they have not been ordered to close, the amounts are:

Amount of funding available during tier-based restrictions (businesses remaining open)
Rateable value (RV) 2 December 2020 to 18 December 2020
(17 days)
Less than or exactly £15,000 £567
More than £15,000 but less than £51,000 £850
Exactly £51,000 or higher £1,275

When the Government announces any easing of restrictions that mean some businesses can reopen, we will update this table.

Please note: businesses in the retail sector are not eligible to receive a grant for periods they have not been ordered to close (this means they will not receive grants during Tier 2 or Tier 3 periods). This includes 'personal care' businesses, such as hairdressers, barbers, tattooists and nail bars.

Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs

This is an additional one-off payment of £1,000 for "wet-led" pubs - those that predominantly serve alcohol rather than providing food. For more information, please see the Government guidance. When you apply for ongoing business support grants we will check to see if you qualify for this payment as well.

Closed Business Lockdown Payments

The Government announced further one-off grants for businesses that are required to close and cannot operate effectively remotely. We are waiting to be told the detailed rules, but expect that we will be able to use the information provided in applications for the tier-based business grants to make these payments. At the moment, we hope to be able to make these payments before the end of January.

The amount of the top-up grant will be:

Amount of top-up grant (businesses closed during National Lockdown - stay at home)
Rateable value (RV) Top-up grant
Less than or exactly £15,000 £4,000
More than £15,000 but less than £51,000 £6,000
Exactly £51,000 or higher £9,000

How to apply

Please complete the online form below. We will use the information you give us to work out which category of grant you can receive, and under which restriction your business had to close.

You only need to complete the form once - we will treat is as an ongoing application unless you tell us that your business no longer meets the grant conditions.

We are currently working to make payments to all eligible businesses to cover the periods up to 2 January 2021. This will include the Christmas Support payment for pubs, where appropriate.

After we have done this, we will make payments for the periods from 3 January 2021 to 15 February 2021, including the Closed Business Lockdown Grant. At the moment, we expect to make these payments before the end of January.

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Additional Restrictions Grant

If your business does not meet the conditions for the business support grants listed on this page, it is possible you may be able to get help from the Additional Restrictions Grant. Find out more about the Additional Restrictions Grant.

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