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Business support continues

Money to support small businesses across Erewash continues to be rolled out, with the borough council now also working to issue the government’s latest one-off national lockdown grants.

Automatic payments will be made as quickly as possible to the retail, hospitality and leisure sector businesses, with the amounts varying depending on rateable value.

Well over £1m of grants have already been paid out to help hundreds of businesses in Erewash affected by Tier restrictions over the last few months.

Councillor Wayne Major, Erewash Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Resources, says:

“The latest Tier 4 and national lockdown grants will be made as swiftly as possible as we continue to offer help and support to our business community. These remain tough and challenging times, but we are doing all we can to keep everyone up-to-date with the support on offer.”

Since the start of the pandemic last March, millions of pounds of support has gone out to help small businesses in the borough – over £23m in total.

Details of all the covid grants can be found at www.erewash.gov.uk and businesses are advised to register for a My Erewash business account at the website where full details of the grants’ criteria and online application forms are available.

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