Grant funding for businesses via local authorities
To update you on the national picture in terms of government financial support...

Businesses in England are to receive a total of £2.2 billion via local authorities to see them through national restrictions.
  • Grants of £2.2 billion will be distributed to businesses across England by councils
  • Support aimed at businesses that have been required to close restrictions, with local authorities given extra cash to help other businesses at their discretion
  • Package builds on £200 billion already provided to support jobs, incomes and businesses since the start of the pandemic

Businesses will benefit from two grant schemes: one for businesses that have had to close, and another scheme for further business support as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, helping support people’s jobs and livelihoods and protect communities.

For further information please click HERE.
Local Restrictions Support Grant
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) supports businesses that have been required to close due to temporary local restrictions.

Eligible businesses are entitled to a cash grant from their local council for each 14 day period they are closed.

Business owners will receive:
  • £1,334 per four weeks if they have a rateable value below £15,000
  • £2,000 per four weeks if they have a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £3,000 per four weeks if they have a rateable value above £51,000

Check if you're eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses) HERE.
Additional Restrictions Grant
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed.

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates, as well as businesses that do not have to close but which are impacted. In addition, larger grants can be given through LRSG.

Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant (for closed businesses) HERE.
Boost for restaurants, pubs and cafes to provide takeaway services
The government has announced that restaurants, pubs and cafes will get automatic freedoms to provide takeaway services for another year.

The measures help these businesses continue to serve customers and retain their staff. It will also help them adapt to longer-term changes they may wish to introduce, such as serving their customers from market stalls. For further information please click HERE.
Luton Town Centre Masterplan
The third stage of the Luton Town Centre Masterplan consultation is now under way and Luton Council is looking for feedback from BID businesses.
The 'Reimagining The Town Centre' plan will guide changes in the area over the next 20-30 years - this is your chance to have a say on how it will work. Full details can be found HERE.

Find out more...
Luton Council is also running a series of workshops focusing on different parts of the town centre, details of which follow. 

Session 1 – 17 November - 10:00-12:00 - St George's Square and surrounding area
Session 2 – 20 November - 10:00-12:00 - Hat District and Station
Session 3 – 24 November - 10:00-12:00 - St Mary's & Eastern town centre
Session 4 – 27 November - 10:00-12:00 - George Street and southern town centre

To take part please email and include the workshops you would like to join.
Business Support Guide
Following the introduction of COVID-19 national restrictions we have updated our businesses support guide with the new available information.

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