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Extra cash for businesses in Leicester lockdown

30 July 2020

The government has announced today that £3million will be provided to support struggling businesses inside the Leicester lockdown zone. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the extra money in a letter to Neil O’Brien – the Conservative MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston.

Leicester will get £2.6m, while the two city suburbs will share the remaining £400,000. Mr Hancock said: “I absolutely understand the huge implications remaining in lockdown has meant for your constituents and those in the city and I’m grateful for your constructive approach in such difficult circumstances.

“I hope this funding will provide some much-needed relief for local businesses in this challenging time.”

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