Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that cash grants of up to £2,100 a month will be given to firms in areas affected by Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions – mostly in the hospitality and leisure sectors.
The value of grants for people who are self-employed will also be doubled.
Meanwhile, there will be changes to the Job Support Scheme. Employees will only need to work one day a week to be eligible and the government will significantly reduce the amount employers have to contribute.
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