Decision details

Discretionary Additional Restrictions Business Grants – Determination of Grants 2021/22 Tranche 2

Reference: D1236

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Resources and Reputation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Approval of 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.

Decision:

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Gedling economy as determined in accordance with the Local Restrictions Business Support Scheme, and detailed in not for publication Appendix

Reasons for the decision:

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.

Alternative options considered:

Not to approve the recommended grants to businesses that provided key benefits to the wider economy in accordance with the approved scheme. This would not be in line with scheme approved by the Leader, or the Government expectations 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: 13/10/2021

Date of decision: 13/10/2021

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