bednar communications

Dear Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council,

Hope you are well?

I would like to request information about your business grants. What business grants do you offer to local start-ups/small businesses? What is the allowance per business in 2019 and what will be the allowance in 2020?

Also, if possible, do you have information about how much you have given (grants) to local businesses in the past 5 years in your area?

Yours faithfully,

Hana Bednarova

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Bednarova ,

Thank you for your email received on 8 October 2019 requesting information about Business Grants.

I have recorded your request for information under reference number F2019.10.12648.

This has been passed to the relevant service and you will receive a response by 5 November 2019.

In line with guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the council may make a charge for the provision of information – for example in order to cover the costs of postage (in line with the relevant postal charges) or charges for printing and copying (which will reflect photocopying charges levied by the council’s public libraries) or if this falls within the regulations of an EIR (Environmental Information).

You will be informed if a fee is to be applied before information is to be provided.

If you need further information please contact me.

Kind regards,

Customer Liaison Team
Knowsley Council
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Bednarova,

Freedom of Information request F2019-10-12648

We have looked into your request for information about business grants, and our response is shown below.

1. What business grants do you offer to local start-ups/small businesses?
Explanation is as shown in attached spreadsheet. Fresh Start was specifically for Start-Up businesses.

2. What is the allowance per business in 2019 and what will be the allowance in 2020?
Average grant value is shown as we do not use the term "allowance".

3. Do you have information about how much you have given (grants) to local businesses in the past 5 years in your area?
As above in Point 1.

If you need further information please see contact details below.

Kind regards,

Customer Liaison Team
Knowsley Council
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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