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9/10/20- UK workers to get 67% of pay if firms told to shut

Employees who work for UK firms forced to shut by law because of coronavirus restrictions will get two-thirds of their wages paid for by the government.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it was an “expansion” of the Job Support Scheme, which begins on 1 November and will be available for six months.

The support will only apply to businesses that have to close as a result of government regulations, but as yet it is not clear which firms may have to close.

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(Source: BBC News)