After lobbying Government Ministers about the benefits of re-opening Midge Hall railway station near Leyland, Katherine is delighted that the highly demanded station has been shortlisted on Restoring Your Railway Fund’s list of stations to potentially re-open.
South Ribble has received unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak. 10,800 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month.
A new discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme, following up on the Chancellors promise that the Government will do “whatever it takes”.
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