Business: Coronavirus

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 7th October 2020.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses in Bolton eligible for the emergency grants scheme for areas with local covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (London)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) announced on 9 September provides support to businesses closed as part of localised restrictions to control Covid-19. The scheme provides businesses in the rating system with grants of either £1,000 or £1,500 and provides the local authority with an additional 5% top-up to support businesses not in the rating system and to meet other prioritised, severely impacted businesses.

We worked closely with Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council to best calculate the amount of funding required and will continue to monitor Bolton’s LRSG allocation.

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