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Merton Council: Latest updates on support grants

November 19, 2020
Covid-19 Updates
Merton Chamber

The ‘Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum’ supports businesses that have been required to close or adapt due to the national restrictions between 5 November and 2 December 2020.

Eligible businesses may be entitled to a grant for each 28 day period under national restrictions.

Grant amount

Grants will be based on the rateable value of the property as at 5 November 2020.

The grant amounts for each 28 day period under national restrictions are as follows:

- If your business is eligible and has a property with a rateable value of

- £15,000 or less, you will receive a one-off cash grant of £1,334

- over £15,000 but less than £51,000, you will receive a one-off cash grant of £2,000

- £51,000 and above, you will receive a one-off cash grant of £3,000

Grant income is taxable. The Local Restrictions Support Grant will need to be included as income in the tax return of the business.


Your business may be eligible for a grant from Merton Council if it:

- occupies property in Merton on which it pays business rates, and

- was open and trading on 4 November 2020, and

- has been required to close* for at least 4 weeks because of the national lockdown

>> click here to find out more.

For a full listing about grants available from Merton Council to businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions.