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).

We have now received guidance for this grant scheme and the OHLG will be made available to qualifying (rated) hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses. 

We encourage all business owners to read the guidance to confirm eligibility, qualifying businesses can be found in the table below (where the following is the main activity of the business).

All qualifying businesses will have to make a new application for this grant (applications to previous grant schemes will not be accepted as applications for OHLG) at the link below. The scheme will close to applications on 28th February 2022 (with all payments made by 31st March 2022). It will not be possible to make an application after 28th February 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
Hospitality

Food courts

Public houses/pub restaurants

Restaurants

Roadside restaurants

Wine bars

Cafés

Leisure

Casinos and gambling clubs

Cinemas

Museums and art galleries

Stately homes & historic houses

Theatres

Zoos & safari parks

Amusement parks

Wedding venues

Events venues

Night clubs & discotheques

 

Arenas

Concert halls

Tourist attractions

Theme parks

Amusement arcades

Soft play centres or areas

Clubs & institutions

Village halls & scout huts, cadet huts, etc.

Accommodation

Caravan parks

Caravan sites and pitches

Chalet parks

Coaching inns

Country house hotels

 

Guest houses

Hostels

Hotels

Lodge

 

Holiday apartments

Cottages or bungalows

Campsites

Boarding houses

 

Canal boats or other vessels

B&Bs

Catered holiday homes

Holiday homes