August 2021

11/08/21- Sefton businesses supported with £97.7 million in grant payments throughout pandemic

Sefton Council has supported its local businesses throughout the pandemic making 23,000 grant payments, totalling £97.7 million, through local, regional and national financial support schemes. Rate paying businesses have also been helped through business rates discounts saving them £41.8 million during 2020/21, with a further £22.5 million in discounts awarded to eligible businesses for this financial year.  Sefton Council has put together a snapshot of the support offered to businesses since the pandemic began: The Business Rates team has received 27,000 requests for assistance compared to around 4,000 that would usually be received annually; InvestSefton has dealt with more than 4,000 enquiries from manufacturers to cafes and all sorts of businesses in between; To date, the Council has administered 23,000 grant payments through local, regional and national financial support packages and schemes; That totals £97.7 million in payments to businesses right across the Borough – from taxi drivers to childminders to pub landlords – with the total expected to increase further as the remaining schemes and payments are administered; A...Read More >