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Businesses urged to be patient on lockdown grants information

We are aware many business owners will be worried about the financial implications of having to close due to the new lockdown restrictions on Thursday.

The Government has released information on the availability of grants for those affected as well as updates to the furlough scheme and mortgage payment holidays and it can be seen here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/furlough-scheme-extended-and-further-economic-support-announced

As in the previous lockdown, the Council will be responsible for assessing eligibility for grants and handling applications.

Once that information is available we will publish it on the dedicated Coronavirus: Business and Licensing section of our website:

https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/business-and-licensing/coronavirus-business-and-licensing/

We would also urge business owners to sign up to our Business Matters newsletter which contains all the latest information:

https://us18.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=6ee6df8f71a454cacae2174f5&id=6c81f91c95

Until then, we would ask those concerned not to contact our customer services until the picture becomes clearer.

Cllr Toby Morris, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “We appreciate the concerns of businesses during this unprecedented period and the urgency to deliver these payments.

“Rest assured, once we have the information we will be doing everything we can to process payments quickly.”

Contact Information

West Oxfordshire District Council Communications Team

01993 861616

communications@westoxon.gov.uk