14 May 2020

Statement from Leeds City Council around the government’s discretionary business support scheme and the current position

Coronavirus Business support

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council said:

“We have just received the government guidance for the discretionary business support scheme and will be working through this to quickly establish and launch the process and eligibility criteria for businesses to apply as soon as possible. We will keep businesses updated via our communication channels as soon as we have the process live. 

“The scheme is not as straight forward as the previous business support scheme, and therefore we have been undertaking local analysis and working with colleagues across West Yorkshire to help us prepare ahead of receiving this latest guidance so as to allow us to implement a scheme as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

Notes to editors:

The updates about the scheme will appear at bit.ly/LeedsBusinesses and @LeedsCC_News on twitter and @LeedsCityCouncil on LinkedIN.

For media enquiries contact:

Leeds City Council Communications team