Confirmation of further support for businesses affected by lockdowns due to COVID19 has been welcomed by Philip Dunne MP.
Businesses in England required to close due to local lockdowns or targeted restrictions will now be able to receive grants worth up to £1,500 every three weeks.
To be eligible for the grant, a business must have been required to close due to local COVID19 restrictions. The largest businesses will receive £1,500 every three weeks they are required to close. Smaller businesses will receive £1,000.
Payments are triggered by a national decision to close businesses in a high incidence area. Each payment will be made for a 3 week lockdown period. Each new 3 week lockdown period triggers an additional payment.
Mr Dunne said: “Fortunately Shropshire has thus far avoided the need for a regional lockdown due to COVID19. But today’s announcement will be welcome reassurance for local businesses concerned about the impact of a localised lockdown and how they will be able to stay afloat and sustain jobs.”