Milton Keynes Council receives funding to help local businesses affected by Omicron

    Milton Keynes Council has been provided with £2,088,108 to pass onto local businesses which have been affected by Omicron

    As part of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, Milton Keynes Council has been provided with £2,088,108 to pass onto local businesses which have been affected by Omicron.

    Milton Keynes has received more than half-a-billion pounds worth of support from the government throughout the pandemic in the form of grants, business rates relief and loans, as well as numerous other schemes.

    The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

    • Businesses that are the ratepayer for a property with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 December 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667.
    • Businesses that are the ratepayer for a property with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 December 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000.
    • Businesses that the ratepayer for a property with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 December 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000

    Ben Everitt MP said: "Businesses in Milton Keynes have shown their incredible strength and resilience time and time again throughout this pandemic, they've had to change how they operate at late notice, they've been closed, they've been open with restrictions and they've had continued uncertainty because of new variants.

    "So it is absolutely right that this Conservative Government continues to support our local businesses with new grants. We saw the impact of Omicron uncertainty on things such as Christmas meal cancellations in our local pubs and I'm delighted the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has stepped in to provide these businesses with much needed support."

    Applications must be submitted through the Council’s grant portal here.

    The scheme will close to new applications on 28 February 2022.

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