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LCAL3 (Closed) Local Restriction Support Grant

Blackpool was placed in Local COVID Alert Level 3 (LCAL3) (Tier 3) (Very High) on 17 October 2020.

This package supports local businesses which were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then forced to close for at least 2 weeks due to local lockdown restrictions imposed by government.

Retrospective payments were made for the period 17 October 2020 until the nationwide lockdown was imposed on 5 November 2020. Further payments were made after 2 December 2020 until the LCAL4 restrictions were introduced on 31 December 2020. 

This support scheme was closed on 31 March 2021.

Eligibility

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • Occupied property on which it paid business rates, and
  • Had been forced to close for at least 2 weeks because of LCAL3 localised restrictions.

Local closures

The following business were forced to close in Blackpool:

For the period 17 October 2020 until 4 November 2020
  • Pubs and bars who do not serve substantial meals
  • Licensed clubs
  • Adult gaming centres, including amusement arcades
  • Bingo halls
  • Casinos
  • Bookmakers and betting shops
  • Children's soft play centres
For the period 2 December 2020 until 30 December 2020
  • Pubs and bars
  • Licensed clubs
  • Adult gaming centres, including amusement arcades
  • Bingo halls
  • Casinos
  • Children's soft play centres
  • Hotels, guest houses and self catering accommodation
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Snooker halls
  • Indoor visitor attractions

What you will receive

For the period from 17 October 2020 to 4 November 2020.

Details of amounts to be received
CategoryRateable value One-off retrospective payment
Small RV £1 to £15,000 £905.21
Medium RV £15,001 to £50,999 £1,357.14
Large RV £51,000 and above £2,035.71

For the period from 3 December 2020 until 30 December 2020.

CategoryRateable value Fortnightly payments
Small RV £1 to £15,000 £667
Medium RV £15,001 to £50,999 £1,000
Large RV £51,000 and above £1,500

This support scheme was closed on 31 March 2021.

Exclusions

  • Businesses which were not forced to close, who were able to continue to operate during the lockdown because they did not depend on providing direct in-person services from their premises.
  • Businesses which had chosen to close but were not legally required to close were not be eligible for this grant. This included business premises which were already closed directly before the restrictions were imposed.
  • Businesses which had already reached the state aid limit (see below).
  • Business which were subject to insolvency or striking off action are not eligible for funding under this scheme.
  • Specific businesses subject to national closures since 23 March 2020 were not be eligible for this funding. This included nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues where grants were paid under a separate scheme for nationally mandated business closures.