Planning to safely reopen our businesses this spring

We’re moving closer to the planned reopening of non-essential shops and hospitality businesses, as set out in the government’s four step roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions across England.

We’re continuing to work with our partners and councillors to help our businesses as they prepare to reopen safely in the spring. If you would like your business to be featured in the next phase of our backing business campaign, please e-mail your contact details to, including your business name, address, e-mail address and mobile number.

Our website contains the latest grants and other financial support available to help eligible businesses, including details of the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the recent announcement of the Restart Grants scheme and the range of grants available.

Businesses applying for the Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment and the Local Restrictions Support Grant (for payment cycles up to 16 February 2021) have until 31 March to submit their applications.