New grants a critical lifeline for small firms

Responding to the announcement that small businesses in England will now be able to receive grants worth up to £1,000 every three weeks if they are required to close due to Covid-19 restrictions, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said:

“Though a lot of firms have now been able to reopen, thousands are still impacted by local lockdowns and sector-based restrictions.

“That’s why this intervention is so critical – throwing a much needed additional financial lifeline to those most harmed. 

“We look forward to working with Government to make sure there is a straightforward claims process for all firms affected.”

About FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB’s) mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. As well as being the UK’s leading business campaigning organisation, FSB also offers its members a wide range of vital business services, including a 24/7 legal advice line, access to finance, cyber protection, events and a powerful voice heard in governments.