Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Resources and Reputation
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The purpose of this report is to seek approval
for the proposed Additional Restrictions Business Grant awards to
eligible businesses that provide key benefits to the broader
economy, as determined in accordance with the Gedling Borough
Council Local Restrictions Business Support Scheme.
1)To approve the proposed list of Additional Restrictions Grant awards to eligible businesses which provide key benefits to the broader Gedling economy as determined in accordance with the Local Restrictions Business Support Scheme, and detailed in Appendix 2.
2)To approve the list of rejected applications from businesses that are not specified as qualifying businesses and have not demonstrated financial hardship in accordance with the requirements of the Additional Restrictions Grant in the Local Business Support Scheme, as detailed in Appendix 3.
The Council is expected by Government to award
grants in accordance with an approved local discretionary scheme
which has been developed in line with Government guidance.
To ensure the timely payment of grants to eligible businesses which are beneficial to the local economy and have experienced financial difficulties as a result of the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Not to approve the grants at Appendix 2 and
reject those at Appendix 3 or approve different grant award or
rejections, however, these businesses have been thoroughly
scrutinised as part of the application process and where the grant
is proposed to be awarded, the business has demonstrated compelling
reasons which warrant approval, in accordance with the approved
scheme. In addition, government expectation is that a local scheme
be administered using the grant funding provided to deliver some
support for small business who may have “slipped through the
cracks” in terms of ineligibility for other grants and
reliefs available as a result of Covid-19.
Publication date: 16/02/2021
Date of decision: 16/02/2021