In early January, the Chancellor announced a grant worth up to £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors impacted by the most recent lockdown. This is aimed at those paying business rates, but there is also an Additional Restrictions Grant to support other impacted businesses and those not paying business rates. Many Local Authorities have now opened for applications and there is only a short application period so contact your Local Authority asap. If you are not sure who to contact, call Veronica on 01524 782797 or e mail: Veronica@thefarmernetwork.co.uk.
A summary of the current COVID support schemes are in the following briefing: