The latest round of Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) covering the current lockdown period (which started on the 6th January) opens to new applicants on Friday 12 February.
Businesses that received the ARG for the November 2020 lockdown are being paid automatically for the first 6 weeks from the start of the January national lockdown. They do not need to re-apply.
The eligibility criteria for this grant has been widened to include businesses eligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).
Further details will be provided in the coming days.
The round of ARG relating to the November-December 2020 lockdown period is now closed.