The Board received a report and accompanying presentation on how the Hospitality and Leisure Grant (HLG) provided by the Liverpool City Region (LCR) had gone some way to support local businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak.
It was noted that at the time of writing the report the LCR was placed in a Tier 3 Lockdown. Businesses most affected by the lockdown were identified in order to offer some level of support. It was noted that many of Halton’s businesses had been severely affected with many losing several months of trade since the initial lockdown in March, and some were still not fully operational.
An allocation of £1,060,792 had been provided to Halton and Members were provided with an update on the number and the types of businesses eligible for support and the grant allocations awarded to Halton’s businesses so far.
RESOLVED: That the report be noted.