New statistics showing the huge Government support to self-employed workers in North East Hampshire have been welcomed by local MP, Ranil Jayawardena.
2,700 self-employed people in North East Hampshire have accessed £8,100,000 worth of Government grants through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme’s second tranche. These grants do not need to be paid back and will help to cover lost earnings.
This is in addition to the support given to self-employed workers through the first grant – worth £12,200,000 in North East Hampshire.
Self-employed people have had six months of income support during the coronavirus pandemic – one of the most generous schemes in the world.
- A first grant, covering up to 80 per cent of average monthly profits was made available for March-May
- There has been a second grant covering up to 70 per cent of average monthly profits, available for June-August.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Conservative Government has provided a huge and unprecedented package of economic support to protect both lives and livelihoods – worth more than £160 billion.
Commenting, Ranil Jayawardena MP said:
“I know this year has been hugely challenging for self-employed workers here in North East Hampshire and it hasn’t been possible to match everyone’s normal income, but these latest figures demonstrate the sheer scale of support that this government has put in place to support so many local livelihoods.”