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In memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Restart Grant

This is a one-off grant to be paid to eligible non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses.

Payments will start to be made from mid-April, once funding and final guidance has been received from the Government.

Eligibility

Business premises must be located within the Somerset West and Taunton District and be within the business rating system at 1 April 2021.

Only non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses are eligible.

The Government has published full details of the scheme which contains definitions of the types of business activities which will and will not fall within the scope of the eligible business types referred to above.

Exclusions

  • Businesses that are not within the rating system will not be eligible to receive funding under this scheme will not be eligible to receive funding under this scheme.
  • Businesses that are not non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses
  • Businesses that have already received grant payments that equal the maximum permitted subsidy allowances (previously referred to as state aid) will not be eligible to receive funding.
  • Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made, are not eligible for funding under this scheme
  • Businesses which are specifically excluded within paragraphs 30, 33, 36, 39, 42 and 45 of the Government guidance.

What you could receive

Non-essential retail premises

Rateable value on 1 April 2021 Grant payment
Rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under £2,667
Rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 £4,000
Rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above £6,000

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises

Rateable value on 1 April 2021 Grant payment
Rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under £8,000
Rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 £12,000
Rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above £18,000

Payments

  • We will pay the person, partnership or company who is named as the ratepayer on our records
  • All payments will be made by bank transfer
  • Grant income received by a business is taxable, therefore payments under this scheme will be subject to tax. However, only businesses that make an overall profit once grant income is included will be subject to tax
  • These grant payments count towards Business Grant Subsidy Allowance (previously referred to as state aid).

Please see the Covid Business Support Grants page of our website for details of our approach to identifying businesses which may be entitled to this support.

Data use

Please note that data provided by businesses in relation to these grants may be shared with Government departments on request for specific assurance and analysis purposes. Data may also be securely shared with Government departments, agencies and third party organisations for the specific purpose of prevention and detection of fraud.