Chancellor offers non-essential retailers grants for closed stores

Rishi Sunak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new support measures, including grants of up to £9,000 per closed store to non-essential retailers, following the announcement of a third national lockdown.

Revealing new measures costing £4.6bn, Sunak said retail, hospitality and leisure businesses affected by closures could claim one-off top-up grants worth up to £9,000 per closed store through to the spring.

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