To receive an update on the use of the Additional Restrictions Grant.
The committee received information on the use of the latest round of grant funding. It had been specifically used to support local businesses in the hospitality sector and had provided funding to purchase IT and associated services, training, refreshed shopfronts, etc. Officers were working hard to ensure that as many businesses as possible were able to benefit from grants before the scheme ended.
It was noted that various measures had been employed to ensure that businesses used grants for permissible purposes.
The update on the use of the Additional Restrictions Grant was noted.