Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Today, the government announced further support for businesses who have been forced to close due to the pandemic, as we continue to protect jobs and support businesses across the country.
We have stopped at nothing to protect jobs and livelihoods throughout the pandemic and as the situation has evolved, we have ensured that our support continues to meet businesses’ needs.
As we safely reopen parts of our economy, our new Recovery Loan Scheme will deliver loans of between £25,000 and £10 million to ensure that businesses have access to the finance they need as we move out of this crisis.
There is now a light at the end of the tunnel and this latest support will ensure we are protecting jobs and businesses so that we can build back better.