Don't miss outBusinesses urged to look out for the revised Trafford Discretionary Business Grant Scheme 💰
Trafford Conservatives are urging eligible local businesses to look out for the revised Trafford Discretionary Business Grant Scheme. The scheme has been introduced to provide grants to small businesses in the borough with fixed property costs that have not been able to benefit from existing government assistance programmes.
The revised criteria for the scheme is aimed at small businesses located in premises with a rateable value of £30,000 or less that were not eligible for the Small Business Grants Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund.
Welcoming the updated criteria for the scheme. Cllr. Patrick Myers, Shadow Executive Member at Trafford Council for Finance and Investment said “To date, Trafford Council has distributed nearly £43M of government grant funding to over 3,400 local businesses. This unprecedented level of government support is very welcome and I am pleased that the Council has amended the criteria to allow more businesses to benefit.
“I would encourage any small businesses that haven’t been able to access other grant programmes to look at this opportunity for assistance. The fund is time limited and could close early if demand outstrips supply. The grant doesn’t need to be repaid and successful applicants will receive funding by bank transfer within 14 days of a successful application being determined.” ...
Trafford ConservativesNEWS: Trafford Conservatives have welcomed the Plan for Jobs set out by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday (8 July)
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government has said it will do whatever it takes to protect people and businesses from the immediate economic crisis. As part of this, more than 36,300 jobs have been supported through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, allowing employers to put workers on furlough while the Government supports their wages, in Trafford.
The Chancellor has now set out the second phase of the Government’s response, focusing on jobs: supporting people to find the jobs that are out there, creating new jobs through investing in infrastructure, and protecting jobs by revitalising the hard-hit sectors upon which many jobs depend.
As part of this, employers will be encouraged to retain staff who have been on the furlough scheme, with the Government paying a one-off bonus of £1,000 for every employee who was furloughed and who is kept on until January.
Also included in the Government’s £30 billion Plan for Jobs:
A temporary cut in VAT for the tourism and hospitality sectors, to give a much-needed boost to some of the industries hardest hit by coronavirus.
A new Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, giving people up to 50 per cent off meals out at restaurants, pubs and cafes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August.
The temporary removal of stamp duty on all homes under £500,000 until the end of March 2021, to catalyse the housing market.
A new Kickstart Scheme, which will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully-subsidised jobs for young people. ...