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New business grants for hospitality and leisure sectors most affected by the Omicron variant
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced measures to help businesses get through the months ahead. The announcement can be viewed on the GOV.UK website (opens in new window).
There are two types of grant, a mandatory Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grant and additional funds have been provided for the discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant.
Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant – Closing date 18 March 2022
The primary principle of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.
The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant is a one-off grant for eligible businesses on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) ratings list only. It is payable to the business both listed as the ratepayer for business rates for the property and trading on 30 December 2021.
Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant
The amount of funding received from the Government is lower than previously provided and the Council is reviewing the scheme in light of this and the businesses most affected by the Omicron variant. A revised scheme and online application will be available shortly.
Government financial support
The Government have a number of financial schemes and guidance which may be able to support your business. Find out about all the business support available from the Government (opens in new window).
Business support not specific to COVID-19
We have a number of business grants, a free advice service and a range of business support available that is not limited to COVID-19.