The UK Government has now formally announced a number of grants applying to England, and the NI executive have followed pace by announcing substantially better grants for Northern Irish hospitality businesses.  These will be called the Omicron Hospitality Payment.
Businesses not in this category will receive no grants, but as of today all businesses with fewer than 250 employees can reclaim any Statutory Sick Pay incurred from 21 December 2021 if the leave was taken for Covid-related reasons.  No rebates can be claimed for the period between 1/10/2021 to 20/12/2021 and a maximum of two weeks of SSP can be reclaimed per employee.
Grant Rules for England
The grants are based on the rateable value of the premises, like the previous grants received:

Rateable value

£0-15k

£15-51k

>£51k

Value of grant

£2.7k

£4k

£6k

Grant Rules for Northern Ireland – Omicron Hospitality Payment

Rateable value

£0-15k

£15-51k

>£51k

Value of grant

£10k

£15k

£20k

Eligible Businesses
  • Restaurants
  • Nightclubs
  • Cafes
  • Coffee Shops
  • Bistros
  • Snack Bars
  • Pubs
  • Social Clubs and private members’ clubs (not including sporting clubhouses).