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Rishi Sunak’s post-furlough plan: At-a-glance

Image copyright PA Media Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered a statement setting out plans to help workers and businesses hit by new coronavirus restrictions. It includes plans for a jobs support scheme to replace furlough, help for the self employed, business loans and VAT cuts. Here is a summary of the main points. Job Support Scheme Image copyright Getty Images… Read more →

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Rishi Sunak’s ‘Kickstart’ jobs scheme: Back to the future?

Image copyright PA Media When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his £2bn “Kickstart” jobs scheme this week, for some it sounded strangely familiar. Those of a certain age may remember the Future Jobs Fund – the scheme set up by then-Labour Prime Minster Gordon Brown and Chancellor Alastair Darling in 2009 in reaction to the global financial crash. Like the current… Read more →