Updated: Aug 19, 2021
A new legally enforceable lockdown is now in place, with people only allowed to leave their homes for essential reasons and exercise.
On January 5 2021 the Chancellor announced new support for affected businesses. These include:
One-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to help businesses through to the Spring
£594 million discretionary fund also made available to support other impacted businesses
This comes in addition to £1.1 billion further discretionary grant funding for Local Authorities, Local Restriction Support Grants worth up to £3,000 a month and extension of furlough scheme