Wages and jobs will be saved by an unprecedented Government cash boost to protect the country from the devastating impact of the coronavirus.
The massive financial rescue plan announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak helps anyone who faced losing their livelihood in th e g lobal pandemic , guaranteeing 80 per cent of wages up to £2500 a month.
The move came as it was announced that all pubs, cafes and restaurants were to close from last night to limit the spread of highly contagious Covid-19.
The wages rescue package was backed across Scotland, as the First Minister, trade unions and campaigners said it could stop millions falling into poverty.
The Chancellor said his plan is among the most comprehensive in the world, following similar moves in Scandinavian countries.
He said employers can apply to HM Revenue and Customs for a grant covering most of the wages of people not working but kept on the payroll.
Sunak said: “We can today confirm an unprecedented package of support to protect people’s jobs and wages.
“And we’re strengthening our safety net at the same time.
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March 21, 2020