Budget 2021: £5bn fund to help High Street recover from Covidon February 28, 2021 at 4:14 am

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Grants for 700,000 firms come as Rishi Sunak warns public finances face a challenge ahead of the Budget.

Nearly 700,000 shops, restaurants, hotels, hair salons, gyms and other businesses in England, will be eligible for the so-called “restart grants”, to be distributed directly to firms by local authorities from April. It will replace the current monthly grant system.

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