In this time of crisis due to #Covid19, the government have stepped up to protect the employment of residents in this consitutency
According to new figures released:
- the furlough scheme has protected 11,600 local jobs
- 3,700 self-employed have received grants worth £12.2m to help them survive in this crisis.
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Across the country, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has saved almost 9 million jobs at a cost to the government of £20 billion. with the government paying 80% of wages up to £2,500 a month through grants
More the 2 million people are being supported through the Self Employment Income Support Scheme.
“I’m very proud of how our local community has responded to this crisis. We have come together and looked out for one another, especially people who are vulnerable and shielding. And I cannot thank our local health and care workers enough for everything they have done.
“The government has worked hard to support many thousands of local jobs, incomes and livelihoods through this difficult time by putting together a world leading economic package. I’m pleased to say this support will continue as we begin to recover from Covid and get the economy moving.”
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said:
“Our economic response to coronavirus was designed to keep people in work, protect people’s incomes, and support businesses. These measures have been on a scale unmatched by any government in recent history, all to give us thebest chance of recovering quickly as the economy reopens. Now our energies are focused on getting people back to work safely, growing the economy and ensuring people can thrive in the new post-Covid world.”