Business: Coronavirus

Treasury written question – answered on 11th January 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional support he will make available to businesses if further covid-19 lockdown restrictions are introduced.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Exchequer Secretary

In response to the Omicron variant, the government has recently announced £1 billion of new grant support for the hospitality, leisure and cultural sectors to protect jobs and businesses through this period of uncertainty.

This builds on the comprehensive economic response the government has provided over the course of the pandemic, providing around £400 billion of direct support for the economy to date, which has helped to safeguard jobs, businesses and public services in every region and nation of the UK.

As we have done throughout the pandemic, we are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. We will continue to respond appropriately and proportionately to the changing path of the virus.

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