The two Conservative MPs for Milton Keynes have welcomed the news local businesses will benefit from more than £5.3 million of new support over lockdown.
MK Council has received the money from the Coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant which can be used to support businesses forced to close by the lockdown or businesses which have remained open but are struggling.
The Conservative Government has invested millions of pounds in MK over the last month with £4.5m to provide long-term housing for rough sleepers, £722,000 to support vulnerable children and families with food and bills and £5m of unringfenced money for the council to best protect public health, local vulnerable people and the running of vital services.
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, said:
"Milton Keynes has greatly benefitted from the Government's support throughout the coronavirus pandemic, from the furlough scheme to grants for businesses amongst other financial packages.
"I am glad that MK Council will receive over £5m through the Coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant to support businesses in our community."
This new funding will take Government support for MK businesses during the pandemic past the £265 million mark.