FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

30 June 2021

Please could you provide me with the following information in relation to your administration of the Government Restart Grant for business.

1. Do you administer the restart Grant scheme yourselves?

2. If you do not, who was it outsourced to? Do you remain involved in making decisions where Strand 1/Strand 2 reclassification is requested by a business?

3. How many photographic studios have you classified as Strand 1 businesses, and /or made Strand 1 Payments to?

4. How many photographic studios have you classified as Strand 2 businesses, and /or made Strand 2 Payments to?

5. Before classifying photographic studios into Strand 1 or Strand 2, do you/did you consider the specific activities of the business within the photographic sector?

6. Are the businesses which have been classified as Strand 2 businesses what could be called’ family portrait’ studios offering social photography services to the public?

7. Did you seek advice from the BEIS on the matter of photographic studios?



East Herts Council Response

23 July 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

1. Do you administer the restart Grant scheme yourselves? Yes

2. If you do not, who was it outsourced to? Do you remain involved in making decisions where Strand 1/Strand 2 reclassification is requested by a business?

3. How many photographic studios have you classified as Strand 1 businesses, and /or made Strand 1 Payments to? 11

4. How many photographic studios have you classified as Strand 2 businesses, and /or made Strand 2 Payments to? 1

5. Before classifying photographic studios into Strand 1 or Strand 2, do you/did you consider the specific activities of the business within the photographic sector? Yes

6. Are the businesses which have been classified as Strand 2 businesses what could be called’ family portrait’ studios offering social photography services to the public? no

7. Did you seek advice from the BEIS on the matter of photographic studios? no

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

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