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MP praises support measures to protect jobs and businesses in Gedling borough


Gedling MP Tom Randall has praised the economic support measures taken by the Government.

Mr Randall praised what he called ‘unprecedented’ economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The MP said 11,400 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month.

3,200 self-employed people across Gedling are receiving grants worth a total of £9,600,000 from the Government to help with the impact of Coronavirus.

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He claims 559,100 people have been supported through the furlough scheme and 153,000 self-employed people are receiving income support grants worth 444,000,000.

“This is a hugely challenging time for people and businesses, and the Government’s schemes have helped to protect the livelihoods of thousands of people in Gedling,” said Mr Randall.

“This country has a world-leading economic response to coronavirus. And as we move through the second stage of our roadmap to recovery, we are determined to kick-start the engine of our economy while continuing to provide flexible support to those who need it.

“We will do everything we can to ensure people can pay their bills and put food on the table – as people continue to stay alert, to control the virus and save lives

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