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830 Small Businesses in Crawley receive Government Coronavirus Support

· The Government has distributed more than £12 billion to local authorities for the Small Business Grants Scheme.

· More than £10 billion has already been paid out to more than 850,000 business properties.

· Crawley allocated more than £12.1 million to support up to over 900 business properties.

Crawley Benefits from Unprecedented Measures Announced by Chancellor

· The furlough and self-employment schemes have been a lifeline for millions of people and businesses.
· The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has supported nearly 9 million jobs, at a value of £20 billion, benefitting over a million businesses.
· More than 2 million self-employed people are receiving support through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
· Figures for Crawley show that 20,000 jobs have been protected through the furlough scheme. There are also 4,100 self-employed people benefitting from £12.1 million of support.

Henry Smith MP praises Scale of Government Support for West Sussex during Coronavirus

· Total Government support for local government and communities since the beginning of the pandemic is almost £27 billion.
· This includes direct support for local authorities, emergency funding to support rough sleepers, business rates relief, grants for small business and support for local transport systems.
· Local authorities have received an additional £3.8 billion to ensure they have the resources they need to respond to coronavirus (COVID-19) and deal with additional pressures on social care.
· Councils in West Sussex allocated total of £45 million to continue providing essential services and support to those who need it the most.

Henry Smith MP welcomes Extra Government Funding for Local Council Services

· The Government is providing an additional £1.6 billion to local authorities so they have the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
· This is in addition to the £1.6 billion already announced in March.
· Crawley allocated a total of £1,185,859 and West Sussex allocated a total of £36,430,238 to continue providing essential services and support to those who need it the most.