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Robert Halfon MP welcomes further financial support for Harlow residents and businesses

News / Mon 2nd Nov 2020 at 06:33pm

THE Prime Minister and Chancellor have set out a further package of financial support to help local residents and businesses.

Commenting on the announcement, 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 new measures include:

Extension to the furlough scheme to the 2 December

Increasing of the self-employed support scheme from 40% to 80% for the month of November

Extension to the Government backed business loan schemes

Mortgage payment holidays

A new round of grants for local businesses

More funding for Harlow council

Businesses can find the full details on how to access the financial support on gov.uk/coronavirus or by calling the Government’s Business Support Helpline on 0300 456 3565.

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