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East Herts Council to distribute new 'Restart' business grants

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Businesses in Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and the rest of East Herts battered by the coronavirus crisis can apply to the district council for the national Restart grant.

The new one-off payments, which replace the Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG), were announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the Budget. The amounts paid out will vary according to the type of trader and rateable values of premises.

Grants of up to £18,000 for the largest businesses will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym premises.

South Street,Bishop's Stortford
South Street,Bishop's Stortford

Non-essential retail businesses will get up to £6,000 through the Restart grant scheme to help them reopen.

Su Tarran, EHC's head of revenues and benefits, said: "We have emailed all the businesses which received LRSG grants previously with a link to a short application form to collect additional data required by the Government.

"If a business has not received an LRSG grant previously please visit our website for the full application form. If your business is eligible then please apply and we will process payments as quickly as possible.

"We would also encourage people in East Herts to spread the word and share the details of the scheme with those businesses they are aware of that might be eligible for support."

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