The Conservative Government has provided Milton Keynes Council with a further £11,682,252 to support businesses restart after lockdown.
As part of the Restarts Grant scheme businesses in the non-essential retail sector will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000, while businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors, which are reopening later, will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £18,000.
This is on top of millions of pounds of support provided to MK Council in Additional Restrictions Support Grants and Local Restrictions Support grants and more than £150m in support for Milton Keynes since the start of the pandemic.
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, commented:
“I am pleased with the high uptake by businesses in Milton Keynes for the Restart Grant.
“It shows that Milton Keynes wants to bounce back from the pandemic, and I for one am excited to be able to visit the numerous hospitality venues that are re-opening soon.
“Hopefully, this money will be distributed by the MK Council in a timely manner.”