Business categorisation for the purposes of grant funding thresholds

For the purposes of the Restart Grant Scheme, this document outlines definitions for each sector and a list of business operations carried out from the applicable premises that fall under each area. The list of businesses detailed is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of business that can be supported under this scheme. Where the category a business falls under is not definitive, Scarborough Borough Council has the discretion to utilise local knowledge to determine the correct sector.

Non-essential retail definition: a business that is open to the public and is used mainly or wholly for the purposes of retail sale or hire of goods or services, where the primary purpose of products or services provided are not necessary to the health and well-being of the public.

Betting offices
Departmental stores
Markets (other than livestock)
Sales kiosks (excluding food)
Showrooms, e.g. kitchen, bathroom, tile, glazing
Tobacco & vape stores
Antiques stores
Travel agents
Electronic goods & mobile phone shops
Homeware shops
Sofa shops
Auction rooms
Car auction
Car showrooms
Car supermarkets
Hand car washes
Hiring Sites
Clothes shops
Book shops
Stationery shops
Gift shops
Make-up shops
Animal groomers
Sweet shops
Photography studios
Charity shops
Carpet stores
Furniture shops

Leisure definition: a business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events, days and nights out, betting and gaming

Bowling alleys
Casinos & gambling clubs
Stately homes & historic houses
Visitor attractions at film studios
Animal attractions at farms
Village halls & scout huts, cadet huts etc.
Shisha bars, waterpipe consumption venues
Sexual entertainment venues
Night clubs & discotheques
Exhibition centres including for use as
banquet halls & other events
Amusement arcades incl adult gaming centres
Soft play centres or areas
Zoos & safari parks
Bingo halls
Conference centres
Wedding venues
Events venues
Heritage railways
Public halls
Hostess bars
Pleasure piers
Amusement parks
Roller skating rings
Museums & art galleries
Concert halls
Go kart rinks
Ice rinks
Model villages
Miniature railways
Theme parks
Wildlife centres
Botanical gardens
Indoor riding centres
Clubs & institutions

Hospitality definition: a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink

Food courts
Public houses/pub restaurants
Wine bars

Accommodation definition: a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel and other purposes.

Caravan sites & pitches
Catered holiday homes
Country house hotels
Holiday apartments, cottages or bungalows
Guest & boarding houses
Canal boats or other vessels
Caravan parks
Chalet parks
Country house hotels
Boarding houses
B&Bs (NNDR rated)
Holiday homes
Coaching inns

Gym & Sport definition: a commercial establishment where physical exercise ortraining is conducted on an individual basis or group basis, using exercise equipment or open floor space with or without instruction, or where individual and group sporting,athletic and physical activities are participated in competitively or recreationally.

Dance schools & centres
Gymnasia/fitness suites
Shooting & archery venues
Outdoor adventure centres
Sports and leisure centres
Outdoor sports centres
Squash courts
Tennis centres
Sports courts
Ski centres
Cricket centres
Swimming pools
Driving ranges
Water sport centres
Golf courses
Dance studios

Personal care definition: a business which provides a service, treatment or activity for the purposes of personal beauty, hair, grooming, body care and aesthetics, and

Massage centres, massage treatments
Tattoo & piercing studios
Holistic therapy (reflexology, massage,
Spas, sauna & steam rooms
Barbers, groomers
Beauty salons
Beauticians, aesthetics
Hairdressing salons
Tanning salons
Nail salons

* Where a premises has multiple operations that fall under different business sectors, the category is determined by the predominant operation carried out at the applicable premises.