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UK Government announce £4.6 billion in new lockdown grants

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The UK Government has announced further financial support for businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive one-off lockdown grants worth up to £9,000.

The grant 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.

A further £594 million is also being made available for Local Authorities and the Devolved Administrations to support other businesses not eligible for the grants, that might be affected by the restrictions. Businesses should apply to their Local Authorities.

The new one-off grants come in addition to billions of existing business support, including grants worth up to £3,000 for closed businesses, and up to £2,100 per month for impacted businesses once they reopen.

The UK Government has also provided 100% business rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, £1.1 billion existing discretionary funding for Local Authorities, the furlough scheme now extended to April and 100% government backed loans, extended until March.

For more information about the latest lockdown grants please read the full press release.

If you need any specialist advice from our team of legal experts about the impact of COVID-19 on your business, please email commercial@loosemores.co.uk or call us on 02920 224433. Please contact Senior Partner, Mark Loosemore, or Partner, Siôn Tudur to find out more.

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