Health minister slammed for saying Covid job support should only be extended to those in work

JUNIOR Health Minister Helen Whatley was criticised today for claiming that there is no need for government to save jobs in industries where there “isn’t work at the moment.”

The Faversham MP was asked how someone who works in a nightclub or a theatre closed due to the coronavirus pandemic would benefit from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s new scheme.

The scheme, which replaces the furlough scheme from November 1, offers a limited top-up to wages if workers work at least...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-09-28 22:29
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