Wyre Forest Support During Covid-19

Wyre Forest has received unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak. 13,400 jobs were protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month.  From July, Furlough support will continue through to October for people who are still unable to return to work during this period and will provide more flexible working to benefit businesses and their employees.

3,700 self-employed people in Wyre Forest are receiving grants worth a total £10.2 million from the Government to help with the impact of Coronavirus.  If you are eligible and want to claim the  grant you must make your claim on or before 13th July 2020.

The Government’s top priority is to support as many people, protect jobs and businesses through this crisis, and the furlough and self-employment schemes removed the pressure of pay-roll for businesses and ensured household financial security.

Commenting, Mark Garnier MP said:

“This is a hugely challenging time for people and businesses, the Government’s schemes have helped to protect the livelihoods of thousands of people in Wyre Forest.  The local district council is still accepting business applications, until 30th June, for the Discrepancy Grant, intended to assist small and medium businesses whose income has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and which have not received funding from  other Government support grants.  I would urge all businesses and the self employed who have yet to claim for financial support to do so before these opportunities close”.