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.
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, said: “I’m delighted MK Council is being provided with more than £11 million to support local businesses in Milton Keynes.
“Local businesses will be at the heart of our recovery from coronavirus and need support to help them bounce back strongly and help us build back better for the future.
“I hope the Council will allocate this funding as quickly and efficiently as possible to the businesses who need it most.”