“Every job protected is a family’s livelihood secured” – Rachel has said in response to figures showing 13,100 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Redditch has received unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak.

13,100 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80% of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month, HMRC figures show.

3,200 self-employed people in Redditch are receiving grants worth a total of £9.3 million from the Government to help with the impact of Coronavirus.

Rachel said: “This is a hugely challenging time for people and businesses, and the Government’s schemes have helped to protect the livelihoods of thousands of people in Redditch. Every job protected is a family’s livelihood secured.

“This country 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 – as people continue to stay alert, to control the virus and save lives.”