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Weddings: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL13687, tabled on 24 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase COVID-19 financial support to businesses in the wedding industry.

Answered on

10 March 2021

Over the course of the pandemic, the Government has provided an unprecedented package of financial support to businesses, including those in the wedding industry, which we keep under regular review.

My Rt. Hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Budget a raft of new measures to further support businesses, including those in the wedding industry. These include:

  • Extension of the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme to the end of September 2021.
  • £5 billion for new Restart Grants.
  • The Government is also providing all Local Authorities in England with an additional £425 million of discretionary business grant funding, on top of the £1.6 billion already allocated.
  • Eligible businesses in hospitality sector will benefit from business rates relief worth over £6 billion in 2021 to 2022.