Areas with Additional Public Health Restrictions: Economic Support

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 6th October 2020.

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Photo of Rachel Hopkins Rachel Hopkins Labour, Luton South 12:39 pm, 6th October 2020

From 1 November, the job support scheme will only be available to firms that can offer their staff at least a third of their usual working hours. For businesses forced to close as a result of local restrictions, that will not be possible. What do the Government suggest such businesses do in these circumstances to retain their staff who are skilled and who have been trained by these businesses?