Decision details

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economic and Social Reform (Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The purpose of this report is to seek immediate approval to administer the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme
On 21 December 2021 the Government announced the introduction of grant support for hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in England with full guidance being issued on 30 December 2021. The scheme provides one off grant support in recognition of the impact on these businesses of the rise of the Omicron variant.
An application process for the grant must be carried out and will close on 28 February 2022 with all payments to eligible businesses made by 31 March 2022.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
That the Council launches an application process and starts to issue Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant to eligible businesses to meet the Government’s deadline to issue payments by 31 March 2022 and to as many eligible businesses as possible.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - That the Council launches an application process and starts to issue Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant to eligible businesses to meet the Government’s deadline to issue payments by 31 March 2022 and to as many eligible businesses as possible.
Option 2 - Option 2: That the Council does not to make payments in respect of Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants This would result in the funding being returned to BEIS and businesses in Oldham not benefitting from the business grants.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2: That the Council does not to make payments in respect of Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants This would result in the funding being returned to BEIS and businesses in Oldham not benefitting from the business grants.

Publication date: 14/01/2022

Date of decision: 11/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

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