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Restart Grant

This scheme has now closed.

In line with Government Guidance this scheme closed to applicants on 30 June 2021 and all payments were made by 31 July 2021.

If you completed a register of interest form prior to 30 June 2021 and have not heard back from us, this is because your business was not eligible for the Restart Scheme nor for the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme under that scheme’s eligibility criteria at the time the application was made.

The information below is historical and has been left available for reference purposes.

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

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

Data provided by you in relation to this or earlier Covid business grant schemes may be shared with Government departments, Including HM Revenues and Customs, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on request, for specific fraud assurance or statistical purposes.

Fair Processing Notice for the National Fraud Database

The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights can be found on the Cifas website.