New statistics showing the huge UK Government support to businesses in the Vale of Clwyd have been welcomed by local MP Dr James Davies.
Businesses across the constituency have benefitted from £48,117,927 worth of loans since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. This includes 1,199 Bounce Back Loans – 100 per cent government-backed loans which are interest-free for the first 12 months – worth £30,495,862.
In addition, 49 loans have been offered in the Vale of Clwyd at a value of £17,622,065 through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme. This scheme has helped small and medium-sized businesses to access loans and other kinds of finance up to £5 million.
Across Wales, a total of 48,893 Bounce Back Loans, worth £1,347,011,281, and 1,691 Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans, worth £373,795,012 have been provided to businesses to support businesses across all sectors, protecting jobs and livelihoods.
The Chancellor also announced on Friday that the government’s Job Support Scheme will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions, alongside increasing the cash grants to businesses in England required to shut in local lockdowns to support with fixed costs – worth up to £3,000 per month.
So far, the Government has provided over £200 billion throughout its economic response to coronavirus to support jobs and businesses in the UK.
Commenting, James said:
“This year has been hugely challenging for businesses in the Vale of Clwyd, but these latest figures demonstrate the scale of support that the Conservative Government has put in place to protect livelihoods and businesses.
“Never has the Conservatives’ agenda to level up the whole county been so important – and we will continue to focus on supporting hardworking families across Denbighshire, and indeed across the rest of the country.”
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said:
“Our support for businesses and workers has provided a lifeline to employers up and down the country, supporting people to stay in jobs and protecting livelihoods.
“We will build on this as we move to the next stage of our recovery through the Winter Economy Plan, which will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the months ahead.”