The Furlough and Self Employment schemes have provided Brecon and Radnorshire with an extraordinary amount of economic support during the coronavirus outbreak. The Government’s priority was to protect jobs across the country and it has provided a lifeline for millions of people and businesses.
- 6,300 jobs in the constituency have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month.
- 4,300 self-employed people across Brecon and Radnorshire are receiving grants worth a total of £11.9 million from the Government to help with the impact of coronavirus.
- 316,500 people have been supported across Wales through the Furlough Scheme.
- 102,000 self-employed people are receiving grants worth £273 million thank to the Self-Employment income Support Scheme across Wales.
Fay Jones MP said:
“While this is a really good start, the First Minister is risking thousands of further jobs in the tourism sector. He urgently needs to revisit his recent comments and provide some hope to the sector. Reopening safely needs to be encouraged, not avoided.”