Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 10876/17-22, when her Department will contact businesses with application forms for the new £26.1 million support scheme for large hospitality and tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19 regulations, which was launched on 21 January 2021. [Priority Written]
Minister for the Economy: The Large Tourism and Hospitality Business Support scheme was announced on 21st January. It will provide support to large businesses in these sectors which have been significantly impacted by the Health Protection Regulations.
Eligible businesses will be contacted by the Department towards the end of February to provide them with an application form. Once the application form has been fully completed and returned with the required supporting evidence, it will be assessed and a grant payment will issue.