Given the impact of the Omicron Variant on businesses, particularly the Hospitality and Leisure industries, during December, I wrote to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy making the case for support. This was after consultation with local businesses through my regular "Business Updates" to firms in our area (you can view my latest update here). I have now received the enclosed response from the Under-Secretary of State, which highlights the package of support now in place. It is pleasing to see that the government has listened to the views of the local economy and has taken steps to mitigate unprecedented business costs. You can see more information on the full package of support available, as well as local support schemes, at investinnorthlincolnshire.com/coronavirus.
I will be writing to businesses again next week to highlight any changes to ongoing "Plan B" restrictions.