29 October 2020

Funding boost for local hospitality businesses to support jobs in North Lincolnshire

With North Lincolnshire moving into the Covid local alert level high, the Government has made funding available to support local businesses and protect jobs.

Hospitality and leisure businesses in North Lincolnshire that will be hit by the restrictions on socialising can apply for a new business grant from North Lincolnshire Council.

Depending on properties rateable value, grants of up to £2,100 per month are available. 

You can find further information at www.investinnorthlincs.com and to make an application please visit here

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) starts to operate from 1 November. JSS will give businesses the option of keeping their employees in work on shorter hours rather than making them redundant.

The Government will provide up to 61.67 per cent of wages for hours not worked up to £1,541.75 per month. For more details, or to apply, visit the Government’s website

Employers using the scheme may also be able to claim the Job Retention Bonus (JRB). This is worth £1,000 per employee. Taking JSS and JRB together an employer could receive over 95 per cent of the total wage costs of their employees if they are retained until February.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“I welcome this new cash from the Government to support local hospitality businesses while North Lincolnshire is temporarily placed in the high alert level category. These are the businesses that will be hit hardest by the rules on socialising. 

“Earlier in the year the council worked hard to get over £30m of Government cash into business bank accounts quickly to support them and their employees.

“The Job Support Scheme will also protect our local economy with the Government providing the majority of employees pay if they have their hours reduced.”

For further support email businessinfo@northlincs.gov.uk or ring 01724 297330.