Live Telecast: Chancellor discusses furlough at commons as covid-19 threat returns

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RISHI Sunak has shelved his Budget of tax pain and will today announce a part-time furlough scheme. The Chancellor will make a statement in parliament on economic support for workers and businesses following the introduction of new coronavirus restrictions. Amid […]

RISHI Sunak has shelved his Budget of tax pain and will today announce a part-time furlough scheme.

The Chancellor will make a statement in parliament on economic support for workers and businesses following the introduction of new coronavirus restrictions.

Amid another major spike in daily Covid cases, the Chancellor has delayed paying for the crisis until next year.


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And with growing Tory fury over the latest clampdown, Mr Sunak has bowed to pressure and will today unveil new measures to ­subsidise the wages of struggling hospitality staff, including pubs and restaurants, if they can find only part-time work.

The latest bailout plan comes as confirmed new coronavirus cases soared above 6,000 — the highest daily number since May 1. And 37 new deaths were confirmed on Wednesday.

In a Commons statement on Thursday, the Chancellor is expected to announce a new “flexible furlough” scheme targeted at industries that will be hardest hit by the new Covid restrictions.

The Sun understands it will allow firms to reduce employees’ hours while keeping them in a job, with the Government paying part of the lost wages.

For example, a worker who usually works 37 hours a week would be able to do just 17 hours but still receive their full wage.

After, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab makes a statement on the UK Government’s response to presidential elections in Belarus.

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