Issue details

Additional Restrictions Discretionary Business Grant: Omicron Top-Up

On 31 December 2021 the Council received notification from the Government that there would be a top-up of the Additional Restrictions Discretionary Business Grant (ARG). In allocating the third ARG top-up payment Local Authorities are encouraged to prioritise businesses severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant, including businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors not eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant.


This decision is being dealt with under the Special Urgency Procedures and will also be protected from Call-in.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/01/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Special Urgency and Protection from Call-In have been used for this decision so the Council can start supporting our businesses as soon as possible.

Decision due: Not before 6th Jan 2022 by Leader of the Council

Contact: Karen Hayes, Head of Corporate Finance Email: