THE MP for Eddisbury has welcomed support for businesses across the region as set out by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Edward Timpson MP has welcomed the Plan for Jobs set out by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday, July 8, saying it provides much-needed support to businesses across Eddisbury.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the government has said it will do 'whatever it takes' to protect people and businesses from the immediate economic crisis.

As part of this, more than 10,000 jobs have been supported through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in Eddisbury, allowing employers to put workers on furlough while the government supports their wages.

Following our Plan for Jobs announcement, Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson, said the government will continue to support businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Throughout the coronavirus crisis, the Conservative government has stood squarely behind people and businesses with one of the largest and most comprehensive packages of support anywhere in the world," said Mr Timpson.

"As we turn our attention to carefully reopening our economy, it is right that the chancellor is doing everything in his power to support, protect and create jobs.

"Our plan will be a lifeline for countless people and businesses across Eddisbury.

"By levelling up the whole country, we will give businesses the confidence to retain and hire, create jobs in every region and ensure young people have the opportunity of a better start."