Lockdown grants for many businesses announced

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new lockdown grants for many businesses. The details are available on Gov.uk, Highlights are:


  1. Chancellor announces one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to help businesses through to the Spring.

  2. £594 million discretionary fund also made available to support other impacted businesses.

  3. Comes in addition to £1.1 billion further discretionary grant funding for Local Authorities, Local Restriction Support Grants worth up to £3,000 a month and extension of furlough scheme.


This follows the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January 2021 that these businesses will be closed until at least February half-term in order to help control the virus, and, together with the wide range of existing support, provides them with certainty through the Spring period.


The cash is provided on a per-property basis to support businesses through the latest restrictions, and is expected to benefit over 600,000 business properties, worth £4 billion in total across all nations of the UK.

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