Covid-19: Economic Support

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 7th July 2020.

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Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chancellor of the Exchequer

The hon. Lady talks about scale of ambition. I am proud of what this Government have put in place and the speed at which we have done so. The jobs of 9 million people have been protected through our furlough scheme; 2.7 million self-employed people have had their income supported; and millions of companies have received access to loans, grants, tax deferrals. In sum, this represents £130 billion of support—one of the most comprehensive and generous support packages available of any country anywhere in the world.