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Horticulture: Government Assistance

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL8594, tabled on 29 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, other than the Business Interruption Loan Scheme, what support they are providing to plant and flower growers in England.

Answered on

8 October 2020

The ornamental horticulture sector can access a range of financial support options including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, the Bounce Back Loan Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

On September 24, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced updated terms to the financial support package, including an extension of loan application deadlines to November 30, longer loan repayment times and further extensions to the grant scheme for the self-employed.

HMG is collaborating with the sector on a sustainable, industry led, growth strategy for the sector to ensure it continues to thrive and to ensure its long-term viability.