Government Support for Businesses

On 21 December, the Government announced £1billion in support for businesses most affected by the Omicron variant of Coronavirus.

The announcement outlined that:

• Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises, and more than £100million discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses.
• The Government will also cover the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Coronavirus-related absences for small and medium-sized employers across the UK.
• £30million further funding will be made available through the Culture Recovery Fund, enabling more cultural organisations in England to apply for support during the winter.

There is also continuing financial support. You can find more information on Omicron support for businesses here.

We have provided more information on Statutory Sick Pay here.

If you need further support or advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01249 712074 or email

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