Decision details

Additional Restrictions Grant Final Top Up Payment

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member (Strategy and Reform)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Report to confirm payment of ARG Top Up Grants


Decision made


1.     That approval is given to process a top up payment of 40-50% to all successful ARG applicants.


2.     That approval is given to make additional payments to businesses in the Hospitality, accommodation, travel, events, hair and beauty and wedding sectors who have previously received Restart Grant funding.


Reasons for decision


It is essential that we distribute all the remaining ARG funds to eligible businesses.


The Mayor agreed to waive call-in of this decision in accordance with Part 4C of the Council Constitution. The urgency was that the Government deadline for spending tranches 1 and 2 of ARG received, which is required in order for the council to receive tranche 3 ARG funding, was 30th July. The decision must be implemented immediately in order for the remaining funds to be distributed.


Other options considered and rejected

The only other option considered was to not provide top up payments but this would not be supporting our businesses and would put at risk eligibility for future funding streams.





Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 16/07/2021

Date of decision: 16/07/2021

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