The Additional Restrictions Grant guidance published

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) guidance has been updated to include the additional £425m announced in the Budget. This funding will be allocated from 1 April 2021.

While the conditions for the new ARG round are essentially the same as previously, it is worth noting that previous guidance for the Additional Restrictions Grant indicated that businesses must have been trading before relevant restrictions were introduced in order to be eligible. This is no longer the case. All businesses that are trading and meet other eligibility criteria may apply to receive funding under this scheme.

To speed up allocations, Local Authorities (LAs) have until 30 June 2021 to prove that they have spent or made a validated attempt to spend 100% of their first two ARG allocations.

The guidance for LAs can be found here.