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Crescent Link retail park expansion ‘would create 110 jobs’

image copyrightGoogle image captionCrescent Link is one of the biggest retail developments in the north-west The owners of Crescent Link retail park in Londonderry have announced expansion plans that would create more than 100 jobs. Manchester-based David Samuel Properties said the £5m expansion would see upgrades to the existing Homebase and M&S stores. It will also see the Food Warehouse… Read more →

Covid-19: New Jobs Support Scheme ‘will not stop mass redundancies’

Related Topics Job Support Scheme (JSS) image captionTourism plays an important part in Scotland’s economy The new Jobs Support Scheme announced by the chancellor will fail to prevent mass redundancies, the Scottish tourism sector has warned. Rishi Sunak said the government would top up the wages of workers in “viable jobs”, with staff getting up to 77% of their normal… Read more →

Rishi Sunak defends emergency jobs scheme

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChancellor Rishi Sunak: “It’s not for me to… make pronouncements on what job is viable or not” Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said it is “impossible” to predict how many jobs the government’s new wage subsidy scheme will save. The scheme, set to replace furlough, will see the government top up the pay… Read more →

Jobs Support Scheme: Conor Murphy seeks clarity from Treasury

Image caption Conor Murphy said he would seek clarity from the chief secretary to the Treasury Stormont’s finance minister has said he is seeking “clarity” from the Treasury on a new job support scheme that will replace existing furlough arrangements. Conor Murphy welcomed the fact there was now a plan to support workers when furlough ends on 31 October but… Read more →

Covid-19: Sunak set to unveil emergency jobs scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Chancellor Rishi Sunak will later unveil a plan aimed at minimising further unemployment as stricter Covid-19 restrictions come into force. The new measures are expected to replace the furlough scheme, which is set to expire next month. In July, around five million workers were still receiving some or all of their income through the scheme, many… Read more →