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Financial support for businesses

Top-up to Non-Essential Retail

North Kesteven District Council will be making an automatic payment to all successful applicants of the Restart Grant who were paid under the non-essential retail strand of the scheme, we appreciate there is a variance between the two strands set out by Government and want to continue supporting such an important part of our local economy.

This discretionary top-up payment will enable non-essential retail applicants to receive 50% of the equivalent hospitality strand payment. Please be aware that this additional payment will be made from a separate fund and is not part of the Restart Grant scheme we are delivering on behalf of the Government.

An automatic payment to all businesses that have already been paid under the Non-Essential Retail strand will be made today (7 May 2021) and any new applicants will receive a single payment of the higher amount detailed in the matrix below. Please be aware that you must have been registered with business rates on 1 April 2021 to qualify for the Restart Grant.

This matrix sets out our payment structure dependent on the rateable value of your businesses premises:

New restart grant

Restart Grant

The Restart Grant is open for applications. This support is available for businesses post 1 April that are in retail, hospitality, leisure and personal care.

To date, North Kesteven District Council has paid out £3,490,699 in Restart Grants, however we are aware that a number of eligible businesses have not applied. To apply for the Restart Grant please click here.

NHS Test and Trace in the workplace

What to do if you or someone you employ is contacted by NHS Test and Trace, including self-isolation, sick pay and financial support.

Free support for North Kesteven businesses

NKDC offers the service of a Business Support Adviser, Phil Means. Phil can assist businesses and provide bespoke advice and support.

If you are in business and feel you could benefit from free business advice please contact him. Either call Phil on 07920 472671 or email

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11/05/2021 08:00-09:00 Bank of England Economic Update

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