Areas with Additional Public Health Restrictions: Economic Support

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 6th October 2020.

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Photo of Kim Johnson Kim Johnson Labour, Liverpool, Riverside 12:39 pm, 6th October 2020

The further restrictions announced on 1 October will have a huge impact on the Liverpool city region’s retail, hospitality and leisure sector—a sector that accounts for 20% of the city region’s economy. The end of the furlough scheme and the 20% below self-employed income support scheme will impact thousands of jobs and hundreds of businesses. The £7 million to be shared with other areas is not enough. The city region has therefore called for a support package totalling £710 million, in order to ensure that we have an economy to revive. Will the Chancellor make a statement on what financial support will be made available to the Liverpool city region?