Yorkshire news 'We need to get people off furlough' PM rules out extending scheme MetiNews.Com

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Yorkshire news 'We need to get people off furlough' PM rules out extending scheme MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Boris Johnson says rule of six cannot afford to fail

Yorkshire news  'We need to get people off furlough' PM rules out extending scheme MetiNews.Com
16 September 2020 - 16:16

Breaking News ! Boris Johnson has dropped hints over further support for struggling sectors of the economy and tax reforms to help smaller airports. The Prime Minister told MPs the Government would act with “maximum creativity” to support jobs, when pressed by Labour MP Rachael Maskell (York Central) to extend the furlough scheme in a reformed and targeted way to help thousands of workers. Mr Johnson told the Commons: “We need to get people off furlough and into work and that is what this Government is doing.” He listed schemes to help keep people in work, adding: “We will continue to apply the maximum creativity as we have in putting our arms around the workforce of the UK.” Read More Related Articles Boris Johnson planning 'backdoor lockdown' if coronavirus spreads Read More Related Articles Covid tests not available in some of worst affected areas of England Mr Johnson promised the Government would show “creativity and flexibility” in providing support for the economy as the furlough scheme ends at the end of October. “This government has done more than virtually any other government around the world to support people at risk of losing their jobs because of Covid,” the Prime Minister said. “The coronavirus job retention scheme, the furlough money is 80% of people’s incomes compared with 70% in France, 70% in Spain, only 60% in Germany.

.” But a second national lockdown would be likely to have “disastrous” financial consequences for the UK, Mr Johnson has said. He was asked by Conservative MP and chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, Julian Knight, whether the country could afford another national lockdown. Mr Johnson replied: “I don’t want a second national lockdown – I think it would be completely wrong for this country and we are going to do everything in our power to prevent it. “And can we afford it? I very much doubt that the financial consequences would be anything but disastrous, but we have to make sure that we defeat the disease by the means that we have set out. “So when I see people arguing against the rule of six or saying that the Government is coming in too hard on individual liberties and so on – I totally understand that and I sympathise with that, but we must, must defeat this disease.”

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Yorkshire news 'We need to get people off furlough' PM rules out extending scheme MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news 'We need to get people off furlough' PM rules out extending scheme MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news 'We need to get people off furlough' PM rules out extending scheme MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news 'We need to get people off furlough' PM rules out extending scheme MetiNews.Com

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