skip to navigationskip to main content

Original artwork by local photographer W H Harding for more information click here

Coronavirus Update – £1bn fund for businesses – 21/12/2021

On 21 December, Rishi Sunak set out a £1bn emergency support package to help businesses most impacted by the rise in Covid cases, including the leisure and hospitality sector.
These can be summarised as follows:
Hospitality & Leisure – One-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises. This will be administered by local authorities and will be available in the coming weeks.
Additional Restrictions Grant – To support other businesses impacted by Omicron, the government is giving a further £100m to the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) fund for local authorities in England. Local Authorities will have discretion to allocate this funding to businesses most in need.
Culture Recovery Fund – £30 million further funding will be made available through the Culture Recovery Fund, enabling more cultural organisations in England to apply for support during the winter.
Statutory Sick Pay – The government is also reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS). This will help small and medium-sized employers (those with fewer than 250 employees) by reimbursing them for the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, for up to 2 weeks per employee.
For the full announcement, including a link to the full support package factsheets, please Click here

Working with you

Whether you're starting from scratch or have been in business for years you'll benefit from working with FFT advice on how to take you to the next level.