Robert Halfon MP welcomes chancellor’s support for businesses and residents in Harlow
News / Thu 22nd Oct 2020 at 01:28pm
HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has backed major new measures of support for businesses and residents in Harlow to protect jobs and livelihoods across the town.
Mr Halfon has told YH he has been lobbying the Chancellor constantly, with letters and parliamentary questions, which has resulted in the Chancellor announcing:
Commenting on the announcements, Mr Halfon said: “This is an incredibly difficult time for our town and I am doing everything possible to ensure that further financial support comes forward to protect jobs and support local businesses.
“These announcements will go a long way to doing just that and they come on top of the £130 million financial package that has already come into Harlow.
“I will continue to do everything possible to get every resident and business the help they need and I would strongly advise any business facing difficulties to visit the Government help portal to access this support: www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder.“
The full details of the announcement can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/news/plan-for-jobs-chancellor-increases-financial-support-for-businesses-and-workers
Just yesterday there wasn't enough money to give kids food over the holidays. Rishi Sunak voted against the free school meals motion. Just a few days ago an extra £5M couldn't be found for Manchester. But today, with a shake of the magic money tree, all these grants to businesses magically appear out of nowhere. This latest U-Turn may be welcome, but will it be too late for those companies that made employment decisions on the basis previous scheme?
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