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UK News Chancellor set to unveil more support for businesses in Tier 2 areas

10:55  22 october  2020
10:55  22 october  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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Businesses in parts of England under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions will get further financial support in a package unveiled by the chancellor today, according to reports.

Rishi Sunak will announce the new measures - aimed particularly at pubs, bars and restaurants - in the Commons later, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Currently, hospitality premises in "high risk" areas such as London and Birmingham are only allowed to take customers from the same household, unless mixed groups sit outside, resulting in a considerable drop in footfall.

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The Chancellor also set out more details on how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will continue to support jobs and business as people return to work, following the announcement of an extension of the scheme on 12 May. So far, the CJRS has helped 1 million employers across the UK

Businesses in parts of England under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions will get further financial support in a package unveiled by the chancellor today "The most important thing is for areas that do go into Tier 3 - and I'm very grateful to local leadership in the areas that have gone into Tier 3, because it is

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: Rishi Sunak (R) will make the announcement on Thursday © Getty Rishi Sunak (R) will make the announcement on Thursday

Although they are allowed to stay open, unlike those in Tier 3, they are entitled to lesser financial support.

They can apply for a scheme that pays 55% of staff wages, but companies in "very high risk" areas forced to close can get 66% of wages paid for - as well as £3,000 a month in business grants.

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Mr Sunak's new plans come after complaints from industry leaders that the tiered lockdown system is putting thousands of hospitality jobs at risk in the run-up to Christmas.

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With Coventry expected to move into Tier 2 this weekend, West Midlands mayor Andy Street said the new rules will present a "serious economic challenge".

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He tweeted: "Currently, there's no extra financial support available for our hospitality sector in Tier 2 which cannot possibly be right.

"I will continue to press Govt on this & I'm confident we will get a breakthrough soon."

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he would be "looking closely" at the Tier 2 proposals - after nearly two weeks of tension with ministers over his Tier 3 financial support deal.

On Wednesday, Boris Johnson confirmed Greater Manchester would get £60m in support.

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But Mr Burnham said: "Greater Manchester has been in 'high' alert for three months but our hospitality businesses haven't had any emergency support.

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"We asked for this to be taken into account in Tier 3 negotiations. The government refused."

It comes after South Yorkshire leaders secured £41m in funding for "businesses and people" ahead of them going into Tier 3 on Saturday.

Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis led the discussions with Westminster and said he "moved heaven and earth to secure the maximum amount of resource that we could".

Mr Burnham's lengthy debate with the government could now trigger further tensions as other regions are placed under stricter measures.

The chancellor's spokesperson said of Thursday's announcement: "The chancellor is due to update the House of Commons on the economic situation, in particular, and so far as it relates to the new restrictions.

"And what we have always said is that our package of support is always flexible and always up for review to make sure that it is dealing with the situation as it evolves."

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Stay alert to stop coronavirus spreading - here is the latest government guidance. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

What are the three-tier system rules as West Yorkshire moves to highest level? .
All you need to know about what you can and cannot do in each level of the Covid-19 alert system.People living in Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Wakefield and Kirklees will join more than eight million others across northern England and the Midlands in Tier 3 from Monday morning.

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