Commenting on the news that the economy bounced back from recession with record growth of 15.5% in July to September, Cumbrian MP Tim Farron said: "Today's news proves that the Government made a good investment in supporting jobs and businesses throughout the first lockdown.
"Not only was it the compassionate thing to do for the many people whose livelihoods were at risk, but it was the right thing to do by the economy. It meant that, rather than having a load of dead firms, you had businesses ready to spring back into action.
"We can see an even stronger recovery next Spring if the Government commits to support jobs and businesses through the Winter.
"The extension of the furlough and self-employment support schemes are very welcome, but we need to see the Chancellor extend support grants for businesses and to finally help the excluded."
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