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MetiNews.Com - The Chancellor's Job Support Scheme is for 'viable' jobs but won't help industries still closed down

North East UK news Thousands of North East workers excluded from Rishi Sunak's jobs rescue package MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The Chancellor's Job Support Scheme is for 'viable' jobs but won't help industries still closed down

North East UK news  Thousands of North East workers excluded from Rishi Sunak's jobs rescue package MetiNews.Com
28 September 2020 - 12:08

Breaking News ! Thousands of North East jobs have been excluded from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's rescue package, Labour claims. The Chancellor was accused of consigning thousands of North East workers "to the scrap heap" after he announced the Government will subsidise the wages of staff in "viable" jobs, where they are working at least one third of their normal hours. Mr Sunak is pressing ahead with plans to end the furlough scheme, in which the Government pays wages for staff who cannot work at all. Labour says this means the Government is writing off jobs in sectors which still haven't fully re-opened following the lockdown, such as entertainment and creative arts businesses. In the North East they include: 490 night clubs, still under lockdown and therefore unable to access the Job Support Scheme 20 cinemas operating at hugely reduced capacity 1,700 pubs and bars hit by the new 10pm curfew 430 creative and arts venues in many cases still closed Other sectors of the economy that are either closed or only party open include the weddings industry, events and exhibitions, festivals and sports venues. Read More Related Articles MPs want a vote before the Government imposes any more national coronavirus restrictions Read More Related Articles Why did 'red wall' constituencies in North East abandon Labour? Journalist on mission to find out Labour says that data from the Office of National Statistics shows that more than a million workers are affected. Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, said: "The Chancellor is consigning whole sectors of our economy to the scrap heap, damaging lives and livelihoods, and threatening the recovery. The failure of Ministers to ensure an effective Test, Track and Trace system means that many businesses are still fully or partially shut down. The decision to shut these firms out of the Job Support Scheme adds insult to injury. "Labour has called for the government to come forward with an effective plan to recover jobs, retrain workers and rebuild businesses. This isn’t it. Even for those who can access it, the Job Support Scheme is badly designed and could lead to a wave of job losses, because the Chancellor’s sums do not add up for businesses.

.” Read More Related Articles Rishi Sunak announces new Job Support Scheme - here's how it will work Read More Related Articles Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey reveals how he hopes to win back seats in the North East Responding, Amanda Milling MP, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, said: “We know that many people are worried about their future, which is why the Chancellor has put in place a Winter Economy Plan to support jobs and businesses. “This is in addition to one of the most comprehensive packages of support in the world – worth £190 billion so far. “For all their political point-scoring, we are yet to hear a plan from Labour beyond empty statements. Rather than viewing the pandemic as a ‘good crisis’ to exploit, they should focus on acting in the nation’s interest – not just their own.” North East lockdown restrictions Childcare rules explained Q&A: Every new rule Military 'not best placed' to step in The North East town exempt from rules Last week the Chancellor announced what he called the Winter Economy Plan, to provide support for jobs and businesses. It includes a Job Support Scheme, designed to help companies to keep staff on reduced hours, rather than laying them off. Staff must work at least one third their normal hours, with wages for those hours paid by their employer. The Government will then pay one third of the remaining normal salary, with the employer expected to pay another third. Mr Sunak also announced a grant extension for self-employed small businesses. The grant will match the average grant of the Job Support Scheme, and represent 20% of three-month earnings, for November to January. He also extended a temporary VAT cut for tourism and hospitality businesses.

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North East UK news Thousands of North East workers excluded from Rishi Sunak's jobs rescue package MetiNews.Com


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North East UK news Thousands of North East workers excluded from Rishi Sunak's jobs rescue package MetiNews.Com


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