Shropshire Council

COVID-19 Local Restrictions Support Grant - terms and conditions

Privacy Notice

Who we are:

  • Shropshire Council is the local government authority for Shropshire. Our address is: Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.
  • You can contact our Data Protection Officer on: 01743 252774 or by email at: information.request@shropshire.gov.uk

How do we collect information from you and for what purpose?

  • We collect information from you when you complete this form for the purpose/s of administering the Covid-19 Grant schemes.
  • We process the data provided by you for the purposes of administering the scheme and fulfilling our contract with you to provide the relevant funding and support.

Who do we share this information with?

We may share your information with the following third parties for the reasons detailed;

  • Internally with other departments as necessary.
  • Statutory agencies, such as National Fraud Authority – We may share your information with statutory agencies in line with our legal obligations and/or in completion of our public tasks.
  • We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
  • Your data will be retained in line with our retention schedule, which can be found on our website. https://shropshire.gov.uk/privacy, where you can also find our full privacy notice.

Fraud and overpayment

The Government have been clear that they will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.

The Council will continue to undertake checks to ensure the safe administration of grants and has appropriate measures in place to ensure grants have been paid appropriately. The Council will share data with the Cabinets Anti-fraud initiative known as the National Fraud Initiative, in order to prevent and detect any fraudulent payments.

Subsidy control and State Aid

The EU State Aid rules no longer apply to subsidies granted in the UK following the end of the transition period. The United Kingdom remains bound by its international commitments, including subsidy obligations set out in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with the EU. The Government have advised that Local Authorities can still pay out subsidies under previously approved schemes as these will be in line with the Principles set out in Article 3.4, Chapter Three of the TCA. This includes subsidies related to COVID-19 that have previously been given under the State Aid Temporary Framework. The State Aid Temporary Framework provisions set out in previous guidance therefore still applies to these schemes until further guidance is issued.

This award shall comply with the EU law on State Aid on the basis that, including this award, the company named above shall not have received more than €800,000 in total of De Minimis aid within the current financial year or the previous two financial years. Where there is a potential for any organisation to exceed the state aid limit of €800,000 it is the organisations responsibility to identify and take appropriate action. For further information on State Aid please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/state-aid

Declaration

  • You have read and understood the eligibility criteria for the Local Restrictions Grant Scheme
  • The statements, information you have provided in support of this application are accurate and true.
  • Shropshire Council reserves the right to reclaim any money, which has been paid as a result of fraudulent or misleading claims. This can include if you have failed to declare that you are in receipt of other government funding related to Covid-19, specifically but not limited to the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF), Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant and Hardship Fund.
  • Shropshire Council will keep your data for 6 years, in accordance with the requirements of grant schemes.