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|11 May 2020, 5:52 p.m.||Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch)||Christopher Chope (Conservative - Christchurch)|
Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on the definition of eligibility for access to the £117 million fund for discretionary grant payments to businesses announced on 1 May 2020; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by Simon Clarke
Local authorities are responsible for defining precise eligibility for this fund. The following businesses should be considered as a priority:
Local authorities may choose to pay grants to businesses outside of the outlined priority areas, according to local economic need, so long as the grants are aimed at:
Businesses already in receipt of the Small Business grant, a Retail, Hospitality and Leisure grant or Self-employed Income Support Scheme payment are not eligible.
Guidance will be published on the discretionary grant scheme in due course following consultation with local authorities.