Job Retention Scheme

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    Video caption: PMQs: Starmer and Johnson debate virus help for self-employed

    Millions of self-employed people are “desperately waiting” to hear how government will help them financially, the Labour leader says.

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    Video caption: PMQs: Blackford and Johnson on universal credit levels

    The PM is asked to commit to making the temporary £20 rise in universal credit permanent by the SNP Westminster leader.

  3. Tourism firms give cautious welcome to furlough extension

    Cumbria Tourism has given a cautious welcome to the announcement by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, that furlough payments and help for some self-employed people will now be available through until March.

    It goes some way to meeting the requirements of industry representatives, who met the minister Nigel Huddleston earlier this week to ask for support through the winter for businesses that had already lost much of the income from the summer.

    The managing director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh, said more help might still be needed.

    Gill Haigh
    Quote Message: With many jobs and more than half the of value of the visitor economy already lost this year, we will need to continue to monitor the situation very closely to ensure all businesses have access to the support they will require.” from Gill Haigh
    Gill Haigh
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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds criticises lockdown 'delays'

    Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds criticises government's handling of latest Covid-19 measures.

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    Video caption: Furlough: Chancellor Rishi Sunak extends scheme to end of March

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces increased support for workers in the UK as furlough payments are extended by five months.