On 21st December 2021, Government announced the introduction of grant support for hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in England, recognizing that the rise in rates of the Omicron variant has resulted in significant business impact. To support businesses in these sectors, the Chancellor has announced the one-off payment Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG).
As per Government guidance, both the application window and the payment deadline have now passed, meaning the grant scheme is now closed.. All payments to eligible businesses have been made by the payment deadline of Thursday 31 March 2022.
The OHLG will support rated hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses with one-off grants of up to £6,000. The following thresholds apply:
- Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 30th December 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667.
- Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 30th December 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000.
- Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 30th December 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000.
Updated information will be provided on this webpage.
|Support type||Types of businesses|
Public houses/pub restaurants
Casinos and gambling clubs
Museums and art galleries
Stately homes & historic houses
Zoos & safari parks
Night clubs & discotheques
Soft play centres or areas
Clubs & institutions
Village halls & scout huts, cadet huts, etc.
Caravan sites and pitches
Country house hotels
Cottages or bungalows
Canal boats or other vessels
Catered holiday homes
Our OHLG Additional Restrictions Grant is now also available – you can find more details on this scheme here.