Today the Chancellor has announced an additional £1 billion worth of support to businesses who continue to be effected by the pandemic. At what is often their most profitable time of year many pubs and restaurants have seen a reduction in footfall as cases rise and people exercise caution in the run up to Christmas.
As such, hospitality and leisure businesses will be eligible for an additional grant worth up to £6,000 available through the local authority.
The Government will also cover the cost of statutory sick pay for Covid-related absences to small and medium sized businesses.
For culture organisations in England who are effected, a further £30 million will be made available through the Cultural Recovery Fund.