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Economic Update

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:17 pm on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chancellor of the Exchequer 7:17 pm, 17th March 2020

My hon. Friend is exactly right. That is why the steps we are taking are designed to work at pace. Loan schemes will be available from early next week and the Communities Secretary is ensuring that the grant payments are processed as quickly as possible through local authorities in the coming days and weeks.