Omicron Hospitality And Leisure Grants Allocations and ARG Third Tranche

Omicron Hospitality And Leisure Grants Allocations and ARG Third Tranche - 13 January 2022

The Government has updated guidance on new grant allocations on spreadsheets for each of the grants available. One point to note is that the ARG spreadsheet shows that a number of Councils did not receive the second tranche of ARG funding in May because they failed to disperse their existing grant allocations by the Government deadline – which means that businesses in these areas were denied financial support because of failings by their council. Councils in this category seem to include Southend on Sea, Exeter, Epping Forest and North Lincolnshire. If you are affected by this there might be a case for challenging the local authority on the grounds of maladministration, but you would need to take legal advice on this. Go here for a copy of the press release that goes with these allocations https://www.gov.uk/government/news/businesses-most-impacted-by-omicron-variant-to-benefit-from-over-700-million-as-government-delivers-funding-to-local-authorities