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North Lanarkshire Council plan to help economy recover from impact of Covid-19

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link!“As the pandemic continues and restrictions remain in place, it is too early to fully assess the medium to long-term economic impact but it is clear the effects are already being severely felt, with many businesses closing and unemployment increasing,” said Pamela Humphries, head of planning and regeneration.“In North Lanarkshire, the number of people claiming benefits is around 78 per cent higher than before the pandemic, and between March and July 2020, 52,300 residents (one in three) were placed on furlough at some point.“To help address this, a key priority for us is to support people into employment by investing in skills, education and training, particularly for new technology, digital skills and growth sectors, to meet future.

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