Issue details

Additional Restrictions Grant - business recovery programme

To urgently seek approval to accept and spend the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding (£1.7m) January 2021 allocation from government, and, if funding conditions are met, to accept and spend the additional £1.791m ARG top up Restart Grant allocation to support businesses and charities affected by the continuing lockdown restrictions and their ongoing recovery. The principal funding condition to trigger the additional £1.791m allocation is the achievement of full spend of the existing £1.7m ARG allocation from January 2021.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/04/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The urgency is to respond to external deadlines and provide support to local businesses impacted by covid restrictions as soon as possible.

Decision due: 4 May 2021 by Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Lead member: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Lead director: Director of Economy and Place

Department: Economy and Place

Contact: Nick Webster, Economic development manager Email: Tel: 01432 260601.