Rishi Sunak announces £4.6bn relief package for UK businesses


Rishi Sunak has announced that UK businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to be given one-off grants worth up to £9,000, with the relief package costing £4bn. The payments are expected to support 600,000 business properties across the UK. 

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A further £594m will be made available to councils and devolved nations to support businesses not covered by the new grants. The chancellor said: ‘The new strain of the virus presents us all with a huge challenge – and, whilst the vaccine is being rolled out, we have needed to tighten restrictions further.’

Rishi Sunak announces £4.6bn relief package ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/05/rishi-sunak-unveils-46bn-relief-package-for-uk-retail-and-hospitality-sectors

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