Government support for Business


New data published today reveals how businesses in every corner of the country continue to be supported by government-backed coronavirus support, helping to protect lives and livelihoods while kickstarting our economic recovery.

  • Since the start of the pandemic, this unprecedented package of support has helped firms of all sizes, in all sectors, and in every corner of our United Kingdom.
  • Data released today shows just how big an impact government support has had, with more than 130,000 businesses across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland accessing government support worth £4.7 billion since March. in England, almost 900,000 businesses have benefitted from £10 billion of grants.
  • In total, more than 65,000 businesses in Scotland, 41,000 in Wales and 25,000 in Northern Ireland are benefitting from government support. As we bounce back from the pandemic, we will continue to prioritise jobs and skills, laying the foundations to build back better and stronger than before.


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