UK Government support measures

Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP)

What is it?

one-off top up grant for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property and is in addition to existing grant support. The one-off top-ups will be granted to closed businesses as follows:

  • £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

Am I eligible?

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • is based in England
  • occupies property on which it pays business rates (and is the ratepayer)
  • has been required to close because of the national restrictions from 5 January 2021 onwards
  • has been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises
  • This could include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities, tourism and hospitality businesses. It could also include businesses that operate primarily as an in-person venue, but which have been forced to close those services and provide a takeaway-only service instead.

Eligible businesses can get one grant for each non-domestic property.

You cannot get funding if:

  • you can continue to operate during the period of restrictions because you do not depend on providing direct in-person services from your premises (for example, accountants)
  • you have chosen to close, but have not been required to close as part of national restrictions
  • your business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
  • you have exceeded the permitted subsidy limit
  • You must notify your local council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria.

To find out if you are eligible, click here.

What do I need to do to access it?

Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply.

Guidance for local authorities can be found here.

Who do I need to speak to?

Speak to your local council.