WQ85021 (e) Tabled on 22/04/2022

Further to WQ84915, will the Minister confirm how much of the latest round of economic resilience fund (ERF) funding was received by retail businesses?

Answered by Minister for Economy | Answered on 28/04/2022

Retail was not an eligible sector for the latest phase of the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) between December 2021 and February 2022.

However, £319,500 was awarded to retail businesses which were classed as being part of the supply chain for the hospitality industry.

Retail businesses were eligible for the Non Domestic Rates (NDR) grant and discretionary payments from the local authorities over the same period but we do not hold a sector breakdown for the scheme.