Latest figures released have shown the huge impact of the government’s unprecedented package of support directly in the local area.

As part of the next step towards economic recovery and the UK’s long term prosperity following the Covid-19 pandemic the Treasury has released statistics on how it is supporting jobs, incomes and businesses across the country and specifically in Welwyn Hatfield.

MP Grant Shapps has spoken out about the Government’s commitment to ‘protect both lives and livelihoods’ during the ongoing fight against Covid-19. The figures show that in Welwyn Hatfield alone:

  • 14,700 jobs have been protected via the furlough scheme
  • £13,200,000 to support self-employed people
  • £55,318,366 of Bounce Back Loans for small companies
  • £14,388,100.00 of business grants paid out.

After seeing the latest figures, Grant commented, “This has been a hugely challenging time for so many with uncertainty about jobs and businesses. That’s why I’m pleased that the government has done the right thing by helping as many people and businesses as possible through this pandemic.

“Sadly there are of course challenging times to come but rest assured, I’ll be doing everything I can to make sure the government continues to help people and businesses right here in Welwyn Hatfield as we come out of it.”