BA welcomes support grants for shops closed by lockdown

BA welcomes support grants for shops closed by lockdown

The Booksellers Association has welcomed an announcement that shops forced to close because of England's lockdown are eligible for one-off grants of up to £9,000.

Extra money has been made available by the Treasury after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the country into a new lockdown, closing non-essential shops until at least mid-February owing to the spread of a new coronavirus variant and its impact on hospitals.

Provided on a per-property basis, the one-off grants award £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of up to £15,000, £6,000 for those with a value between £15,000 and ...

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