The First Minister announced an additional £300m package of financial support to assist businesses thoughout the 2 week period.

Every business covered by the small business rates relief will get a £1,000 payment.

Small and medium-sized retail, leisure and hospitality businesses which have to close will receive a one-off payment of up to £5,000. Both will be paid via your Local authority

There will also be additional discretionary grants and support for smaller businesses, which are struggling. More information to follow.

The First Minister also said he has written to the Chancellor to ask him to give Welsh businesses early access to the new expanded Job Support Scheme from Friday.

This would remove the need for businesses to juggle the Job Retention Scheme and the Job Support Scheme during this fire-break period.

About Eirlys Jones

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