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Omicron Hospitality Payment

The Omicron Hospitality Payment will provide financial support of £40 million to the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland

Over 3,200 businesses will be eligible for a one-off grant payment under the scheme, subject to regulations. Payment levels will align with the Net Annual Value (NAV) for the relevant business property,

Eligible businesses will include:

  • Restaurants licensed under Article 5(1)(e) of the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996
  • Unlicensed restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Coffee shops
  • Bistros
  • Snack bars
  • Public houses licensed under Article 5(1)(a) of the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996
  • Social clubs and private members clubs (excluding sporting clubhouses)
  • Nightclubs

Land & Property Services (LPS) will contact eligible businesses who received support from the Localised Restrictions Support Scheme (LRSS) directly during the week commencing 17 January 2022 for confirmation of relevant business information in order to enable payments for the Omicron Hospitality Payment to issue.

Hospitality businesses which did not receive support from the Localised Restrictions Support Scheme who would have been eligible for LRSS based on their current circumstances, will also have the opportunity to apply for support through this payment using an application portal.Find more information on the payment and a full list of eligible businesses

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