Blackpool South MP Scott Benton has welcomed a new Government package intended to support businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.
Mr Benton said:
“The Omicron variant may potentially have an adverse effect on some hospitality and leisure venues in Blackpool. That’s why I’m glad that the Chancellor has announced this package, which could benefit businesses if they need that extra support.”
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said:
“With the surge in Omicron cases, people are rightly exercising more caution as they go about their lives, which is impacting our hospitality, leisure and cultural sectors at what is typically the busiest time of the year.
That’s why we’re taking immediate action to help with an extra £1 billion in grants to these industries and reintroducing our Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme.
I urge people across the country to please get boosted now to secure vital protection for yourselves, your loved ones and your communities.”
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak said:
“We recognise that the spread of the Omicron variant means businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors are facing huge uncertainty, at a crucial time.
So we’re stepping in with £1 billion of support, including a new grant scheme, the reintroduction of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme and further funding released through the Culture Recovery Fund.
Ultimately the best thing we can do to support businesses is to get the virus under control, so I urge everyone to Get Boosted Now.”