STOP PRESS: Support for hospitality and leisure industries

21, December 2021

The Government has announced a £1bn fund to support hospitality and leisure businesses. This fund comprises:

  • £683 million for grants for hospitality and leisure businesses in England comprising one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises for eligible businesses
  • £102 million top-up for the additional restrictions grant for local authorities to support other businesses
  • £30m for the cultural recovery fund to support theatres and museums
  • £154 million for Scotland and Wales via the Barnett funding.

There is also a statutory sick pay rebate scheme which will reimburse employers in the UK with fewer than 250 workers for the cost of paying statutory sick pay for Covid-related absences for up to two weeks.

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