£1 billion in support for businesses

21 December 2021

£1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK

Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises, plus more than £100 million discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses

Government will also 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

    Recognising that the rise of the Omicron variant means some businesses are likely to struggle over the coming weeks, the government is providing one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England.

    Read the full press release here