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£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants for businesses announced

5 January 2021

Rishi Sunak pledges £4.6billion in lockdown grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.

Tougher restrictions will leave businesses in England closed until at least the February half-term in a bid to curb rising Covid-19 infections.

As part of Mr Sunak’s new relief package, there will also be a £594 million discretionary fund made available to local authorities and the devolved administrations to support other companies affected by the measures.

The funding is hoped to reach more than 600,000 businesses across the UK.

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