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

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an additional £1bn in financial support for the hospitality and leisure sectors, with businesses able to claim a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000.’

  • 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

We will communicate how you can apply for the grant as soon as we have received further instructions from the local authority.

For further information about the funding click here.