Small businesses who are continuing to trade (albeit with reduced rurnover and profits) have been able to use CJRS to assist with staff costs ... and are supposed to be able to claim LRSG or ARG to assist with fixed overheads (such as rates and rent) - subject of course to specific rules & eligibility criteria. According to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-restrictions-support-gr... (the current guidance for local authorities on paying grants to support businesses during national lockdown and periods of local restrictions):
* ARG provides additional funding for local authorities subject to national lockdown or Tier 3 restrictions, to support businesses that have had their trade affected by the restrictions ... including businesses that have not been required to close, but are still severely impacted.
Although I believe that this grant is discretionary (and each Local Auth can create its own priorities/rules), the only reference to ARG on the relevant web page of NHDC (North Herts Dist Cncl) - my local council - says "This scheme closed on 15 December 2020" (which is before BEIS announced additional funding)!
Has anyone managed to make a claim for this grant? And, if so, via which Local Auth? Or was the announcement just political hot air?