Public Health Restrictions: Government Economic Support

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:38 pm on 13th October 2020.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:38 pm, 13th October 2020

One of the strongest benefits to businesses in Wales, and indeed across the United Kingdom, is the broad shoulders and ability of the UK Treasury to act on behalf of the entire United Kingdom. That is a huge strength and it has helped to enable schemes such as furlough and others to be of benefit to businesses in Wales. On the measures put in place by national Governments, the more that is done through the Joint Biosecurity Centre with consistency, the better. But obviously, that is a decision for the Welsh Government.