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Statement on the Government announcement on business support grants

Sheffield Town Hall

Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council said

"For almost two years it has been exceptionally hard for so many businesses in Sheffield who have been unable to operate as normal due to the pandemic, and we know that the recent news around the Omicron variant will feel like yet another set back.

"The Chancellor announced yesterday that a support package of grants will be available for businesses who have been most impacted by the Omicron variant.

"While the details of this support are yet to be clarified and we don’t think this will happen until the New Year, I want to reassure our business community that we will be working throughout the holidays to monitor the information available to us, any changes in restrictions or any new government announcements. As soon as we have further detail from Government which allows us to be clear on eligibility and application processes, we will ensure that businesses are able to access financial support as quickly as possible to help ease the burden of another difficult winter.

"We will be updating our business support webpage with any new information, so I encourage businesses to keep their eye on the www.sheffield.gov.uk/coronavirus-business for all the latest support available.”

For more information on what support is available and for the latest updates visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/coronavirus-business.