Local Restrictions Support Grant (businesses that are required to close)

For businesses forced to close by the Tier 3 or National Lockdown restrictions and which have a business rates rateable value.


The government have recently announced a Business Support Package for businesses with a business rates rateable value that have been required to close from 5 January 2021. The Business Support Package comprises of both a one-off Closed Business Lockdown Payment top up in addition to the continuation of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed). Eligible closed businesses will be paid in lump sum amounts for the 42-day period from 5 January 2021 until 15 February 2021. Businesses cannot join this scheme in the middle of this 42 day period payment cycle.

If you are an eligible business that has already made an application for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed), you should not have to make a new application. Your previous application will be considered and if you are eligible to receive a further payment this will, in most cases, be automatically paid to you. You may however be contacted to confirm further details but to confirm, you should not need to submit a new application.

This grant is for businesses that have been forced to close due to either local or national closure or lockdown restrictions, and which have a business rates rateable value. The application form is applicable to the three government schemes LRSG (Closed), LRSG (Sector) and LRSG (Closed) Addendum.

These businesses were either:

  • Required to close as a result of the Lancashire Local Restrictions LCAL (Very High)/Tier 3 that came into force on 17 October 2020
  • Required to close as a result of the Tier 3 restrictions 2-30 December
  • Have not been allowed to re-open since 23 March due to national restrictions e.g. nightclubs, hostess bars – joining the scheme on 1 November
  • Required to close on 5 November or 31 December 2020 or 5 January 2021 due to the Tier 4/ national lockdown restrictions

How to apply

To request a paper application form please, email business.support@lancaster.gov.uk or telephone Customer Services on 01524 582000 with your details and request.

If you have any questions about the this scheme, please contact the Business Support Team by email to business.support@lancaster.gov.uk, or call Customer Services on 01524 582000 to arrange a call back.