22 December 2021
HM Treasury has confirmed to the NHBF that hair & beauty salons are eligible for the new Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG). You have to apply to your Local Authority, who each set their own application criteria and review applications. There is currently £250 million left in the ARG pot in addition to the £100 million announced today.
Richard Lambert, chief executive says, “We welcome this additional financial support for our industry and urge salon owners to check as soon as possible if they are eligible for a grant from their Local Authority. For many people this could be the vital help they need to save their salons from the devasting impact of the Omicron Variant.”
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In addition, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak also announced today (Tuesday 21 December) the reintroduction of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS) - the SSPRS will help small and medium-sized employers – those with fewer than 250 employees – by reimbursing them for the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, for up to two weeks per employee. This scheme will be reintroduced from mid-January 2022.