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English Language: Education

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL1797, tabled on 7 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to English language tuition businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered on

19 July 2021

The Government has introduced an unprecedented package of support for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, including grants, business interruption loans and the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme.

English Language Schools were not eligible for the Government’s Restart Grant programme, which was aimed at the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors.

However, the sector is eligible for support via the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG). The ARG provides Local Authorities with funding to put in place discretionary support that suits their local area.