Almost 20,000 in Derry & Strabane on supports since crisis

 

Latest figures show that 19,400 workers across Derry and Strabane have availed of Government supports since the Covid-19 outbreak.

HMRC has confirmed that as of May 31st, 14,100 employees in the Council area were furloughed as part of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

While the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has supported 5,300 self-employed individuals with a total of £13.7m in grants paid out.