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Rishi Sunak unveils £4.6bn relief package for UK retail and hospitality sectors

Retail, hospitality and leisure sectors to be given one-off grants worth up to £9,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFirms in those sectors of the economy hardest hit by stringent new lockdown measures will receive grants of up to £9,000 in a £4.6bn Treasury package designed to keep them afloat to the spring.The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said he expected 600,000 business properties in retail, leisure and hospitality to receive financial support from the government through a one-off grant. Continue reading...

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Record month for UK supermarkets as Covid brings dinner back home

Sales of take-home groceries soar with pubs and restaurants forced to close in key trading periodCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDecember was the biggest month on record for British supermarkets as shoppers spent nearly £12bn stocking up on cheese, fresh fish and pork for a very unusual Christmas.Consumers spent £11.7bn on take-home groceries in the four weeks to 27 December, up from the previous record of just under £11bn in November, according to analysts at Kantar, as many pubs and restaurants were forced to close during the key trading period. Continue reading...

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