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Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment

We are no longer accepting new applications for this grant. The application closing date was 31 March 2021.

Payments will be made by 30 April 2021.

The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that began on 5 January 2021.

Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000.

Local councils will pay the same businesses that are eligible to receive the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum for the national lockdown period that began on 5 January.

Eligibility

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • is based in England
  • occupies property on which it pays business rates (and is the ratepayer)
  • has been required to close because of the national restrictions from 5 January 2021 onwards
  • has been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises

This could include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities, tourism and hospitality businesses. It could also include businesses that operate primarily as an in-person venue, but which have been forced to close those services and provide a takeaway-only service instead.

Eligible businesses can get one grant for each non-domestic property.

What you get

The grant will be based on the rateable value of the property on the first full day of restrictions.

If your business has a property with a rateable value of £15,000 or less, you may be eligible for a one-off cash grant of £4,000.

If your business has a property with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000, you may be eligible for a one-off cash grant of £6,000.

If your business has a property with a rateable value of £51,000 or above, you may be eligible for a one-off cash grant of £9,000.

Check if your business is eligible for the coronavirus Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (GOV.UK website)

If you have already been rejected for the national lockdown grant you will not be eligible for this grant.

If you have already applied for the national lockdown grant you do not need to apply for this grant as well.

Application closing date: 31 March 2021.
Final payment date: 30 April 2021.