Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grant scheme

The government announced on 21 December 2021 a new business grant scheme and additional support to help eligible businesses. This scheme is now open to applicants. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 21 February 2022.

Additional restrictions grant (ARG) schemes 

The government announced on 21 December 2021 that additional funding for ARG would be made available for local authorities to support businesses impacted by the Omicron variant. At present Warwick District Council has not had the new funding amounts released to them. This page will be updated as soon as we have more information.

The current ARG scheme running is below: 

Grant payments made to date

State aid and subsidy allowances

The EU state aid rules no longer apply to subsidies granted in the UK following the end of the transition period, which ended on 31 December 2020.

On 4 March 2021 new subsidy allowances were established for the Covid 19 Business grant schemes, on the basis of the principles set out in Article 3.4 of the Trade and cooperation agreement (TCA)

Retail and nursery relief for 2021/22

Following the chancellors budget on 3 March it has been announced that an extension to retail relief and nursery relief will be in place. Eligible businesses will get 100% relief from 1 April 2021 - 30 June 2021 and then it will change to 66% relief from 1 July 2021.

Please be aware that we are no longer able to backdate and apply 100% retail discount from before 1 April 2021.

If you wish to opt out of either of these reliefs being applied to your account please send an enquiry form to the business rates team, clearly stating you wish to opt out and stating your business rate reference number.


Local business loans and grants