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MP Robert Halfon claims government support for Harlow has soared past £200 million

News / Mon 1st Mar 2021 at 09:08am

THE Government’s package of financial support for Harlow in the pandemic has soared past £200 million in addition to the furlough scheme which has protected over 16,000 Harlow jobs claims MP Robert Halfon.

The support has included:

  • £37 million in Government grants to local businesses
  • £41 million to support self-employed residents
  • £121 million in Government-backed loans to boost local businesses
  • £2.5 million to support the running of Harlow Council
  • £1 million to support residents who have struggled to pay Council Tax
  • £872,000 to help rough sleepers into safe accommodation
  • £565,000 directly to hospitality businesses through Eat Out to Help Out
  • 16,000 local jobs protected by the furlough scheme

Commenting on the financial support, Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, said: “I have worked hard every day to lobby the Government for major financial support for Harlow residents and businesses. These measures have gone a long way to helping so many across our town.

“With the incredible vaccine roll out there is light at the end of the tunnel and in the meantime, I will continue to do all I can to ensure every resident, community organisation and business has the support they need.”

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