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NMDA welcomes further clarity on government support for “closed” businesses

NMDA 21/01/2021

“It is reassuring to see further clarification from the Government on the support that is potentially available to NMDA members and other PTW retailers” said NMDA Head of Association, Paddy O’Connell.


“We encourage our members that are experiencing further disruption to their business due to the latest Covid measures to check their eligibility for the Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP)”, he added.


The Government updated its website today (21.01.2021) with further details on eligibility criteria which can be accessed here. Among the eligibility criteria, The guidance states a business may be eligible if it “has been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises”.


Paddy O’Connell continued: “It is important to note that applications are made through your local authority where interpretations of the guidance may vary.


“We encourage our NMDA members who require any assistance to contact us”.


NMDA members can contact the helpline on 01788 538303 or email Paddy directly at


If you would like any more information regarding how NMDA membership can enhance your business, please contact us as above.

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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.