- 3,600 self-employed people in Crawley have received support through the second grants available through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
- In total, more than £160 billion of Government support has been provided to help individuals and businesses in all parts of the UK.
New statistics showing the huge Government support to self-employed workers in Crawley have been welcomed by Henry Smith MP.
3,600 self-employed people in Crawley have accessed £9.2 million worth of Government grants through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme’s second tranche. These grants do not need to be paid back and will help to cover lost earnings.
This is in addition to the support given to self-employed workers through the first grant – worth £13 million in Crawley.
“I know this year has been hugely challenging for self-employed workers in Crawley, and these latest figures demonstrate the scale of support that the Government has put in place to support their livelihoods.
“Never has this Government’s agenda to level up the whole county been so important – giving our entrepreneurs the confidence they need as they look ahead to the future.”
Self-employed people have had six months of income support during the coronavirus pandemic – one of the most generous schemes in the world;
- A first grant, covering up to 80 per cent of average monthly profits was made available for March to May.
- There has been a second grant covering up to 70 per cent of average monthly profits, available for June to August.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has provided a huge and unprecedented package of economic support to protect both lives and livelihoods – worth more than £160 billion.