Figures for the Selby and Ainsty area show that 12,200 jobs have been protected through the furlough scheme on top of 3,500 self-employed people benefitting from £10.5 million of support.  

Selby has received unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak. 12,200 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month.

3,500 self-employed people in Selby and Ainsty are receiving grants worth a total of £10.5 million from the Government to help with the impact of Coronavirus.

Commenting, Nigel Adams MP said: “The consequences of COVID 19 have had a huge effect on people and businesses, and I’m pleased the Government has protected the livelihoods of thousands of people in Selby. 

Our top priority has always been to support people, protect jobs and businesses through this crisis, and the furlough and self-employment schemes have been a lifeline for thousands of my constituents.”

The UK has a world-leading economic response to coronavirus. And as we move through the second stage of our roadmap to recovery, we are determined to kick-start the engine of our economy while continuing to provide flexible support to those who need it. We will do everything we can to ensure people can pay their bills and put food on the table.”

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, added:

“Our economic response to coronavirus was designed to keep people in work, protect people’s incomes, and support businesses. These measures have been on a scale unmatched by any government in recent history. All to give us the best chance of recovering quickly as the economy reopens.

“Now our energies are focused on getting people back to work safely, growing the economy and ensuring people can thrive in the new post-Covid world.”