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Local Transport Infrastructure

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport)

My local bus company is one of many, I am sure, across the country that has had to introduce short-time working, but it is unsure about the implementation of the Chancellor’s very welcome wage subsidy. Will the Treasury top up the wages of those working two or three-day weeks, or does it have to lay off, say, 70% of the workforce and rely on the remainder to cover the rest of the routes, putting themselves at risk for a similar amount of money? Can the Chancellor clear that up for us, please?