This Fund is aimed at businesses which – while not legally forced to close – are nonetheless severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19. If your business has been forced to close, then please apply to the Local Restrictions Support Grant via firstname.lastname@example.org.
A serious misrepresentation in supplying this information may have the following consequences for the signatory that made the misrepresentation:
- The Council may sue the signatory for damages under the Misrepresentation Act 1967
- If fraud, or fraudulent intent, can be proved, the signatory may be prosecuted and convicted of the offence or fraud by false representation under s.2 of the Fraud Act 2006, which can carry a sentence of up to 10 years or a fine (or both)
- The signatory may be excluded from bidding for Council contracts for three years, under regulation 57 (8)(h)(i) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015
Prevention and Detection of Fraud
This council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. Further information.