Supporting our shops and local businesses

18,700 jobs protected by the Furlough Scheme throughout Ashfield & Eastwood.

Over £40 million in Bounce Back Loans offered to local businesses.

As we recover from COVID-19, I will continue to support our local businesses. With £62.6 million secured from the Towns Fund, the future is bright for local businesses.


Omicron Business Grant - Apply Now

Ashfield District Council have this afternoon opened applications for the new Omicron Business Grant for the hospitality and leisure sectors. This grant will help businesses who have been affected due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Response from Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

I asked the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on consumer confidence in high street shopping; and what steps the Government is taking to encourage local shopping.