Councils respond to £1 billion business support package

“We are pleased that a further £102 million has been announced for the Additional Restrictions Grant. Councils will look forward to accessing this as soon as possible to ensure as many businesses in their area can benefit as possible.”


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Responding to the £1 billion support package announced by the Chancellor - including support grants to be distributed by councils - Cllr Shaun Davies, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, said: 

“Councils continue to lead local efforts to support communities and businesses through the pandemic. This includes already distributing billions in emergency grant payments to businesses. We know these grants have been a vital lifeline to businesses, and councils will work hard to get this new government funding out to businesses.

“We are pleased that a further £102 million has been announced for the Additional Restrictions Grant. Councils will look forward to accessing this as soon as possible to ensure as many businesses in their area can benefit as possible.”