Councillor Calland Welcomes Unprecedented Economic Support For Wandsworth

Councillor Calland has welcomed unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses in Wandsworth during the Coronavirus outbreak.

  • In Wandsworth 11,700 self-employed people are benefitting from £34.9M of support.

  • Figures for Wandsworth show that 36,300 jobs have been protected through the furlough scheme.  With Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month.

Commenting, Cllr Louise Calland GLA Candidate for Merton & Wandsworth said:

“This is a hugely challenging time for people and businesses in our community, and I welcome the Government’s support to help protect the livelihoods of thousands of people in Wandsworth.  

As we begin to move out of lockdown and return to a sense of normality, we all have a part to play in kick starting our local economy and backing local businesses and jobs.

By shopping locally we will help protect our high streets and local businesses as well as saving local jobs in our community.”