Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce


Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce


Financial support announced for businesses impacted by the Omicron variant

The UK Government announced additional financial support for businesses most impacted by the Omicron variant, particularly those in Hospitality and Leisure:

  • Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises, plus more discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses
  • Government will also cover the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences for small and medium-sized employers across the UK
  • Further funding will be made available through the Culture Recovery Fund, enabling more cultural organisations in England to apply for support during the winter

BCP Council is currently awaiting further guidance regarding eligibility, timing and grant allocations and will communicate updates via our business newsletterwebsite and social media as soon as possible.

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Help BCP Council support local economic recovery

BCP Council’s team of Information Officers would like to talk to local business owners and find out how they have responded to the challenges of COVID-19.

Their survey, which will be carried out over the phone, is aiming to discover those areas in most need of support. They are also looking for ideas that might help forge the way forward, such as a show-stopping event that would bring a welcome boost to businesses.

This is your chance to share your experiences and views; potentially making a real difference to the recovery of our high streets.

For further information and to get involved with the survey, click here to contact the Information Officers.