Covid-19: Economic Support

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 18th May 2020.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip

Successful businesses in the tourism and hospitality industries before the lockdown will face a very different reality at the end of it, with overseas visitors gone for the foreseeable future and social distancing in place. These businesses need time to reinvent themselves for the new post-covid environment. What measures will the Chancellor introduce to enable much greater flexibility in the furlough scheme to support them as they prepare for this new reality?