TENS of thousands of jobs have been supported by Government schemes launched to protect employees and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
A total of 38,200 jobs in Rotherham have been supported by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) or Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).
The schemes are run by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as part of a package of support measures for businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Businesses have furloughed 29,100 workers in Rotherham, up to May 31, since the CJRS was launched on April 20.
The scheme was launched to help employers severely affected by coronavirus to retain their employees and protect the economy and will run until the end of October.
The SEISS was rolled out ahead of schedule in May and has financially supported 9,100 self-employed people in the borough.
It paid grants worth a total of £25,600,000 up to May 31.
Those eligible to claim the SEISS grant will be able to claim a second and final grant in August of up to £6,750.
Further guidance on both schemes will be available tomorrow (Friday) on Gov.uk