Government’s financial support for businesses

The Chancellor announced yesterday that a support package of grants will be available for businesses who have been most impacted by the Omicron variant.

  • Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6000 per premises, plus more than £100 million discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses.
  • Government will cover the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for COVID-related absences for small and medium-sized employers across the UK.
  • £30 million further funding will be made available through the Culture Recovery Fund, enabling more cultural organisations in England to apply for support during the winter.

You can find the detail the government has provided so far  on you local authority website.

The full Government statement is available on the website.