Rishi Sunak set to launch ‘furlough replacement’ with winter economy plan TOMORROW


RISHI Sunak will reveal how the Government will help support businesses through the coronavirus second wave in a fresh plan tomorrow.

The Chancellor is expected to reveal a form of replacement for the furlough scheme, which will finish at the end of October.

Rishi Sunak will reveal his economic plans tomorrow

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Rishi Sunak will reveal his economic plans tomorrowCredit: Andrew Fox

He will update MPs on plans “to continue protecting jobs” on Thursday at 12.30pm.

He said: “As our response to coronavirus adapts, tomorrow afternoon I will update the House of Commons on our plans to continue protecting jobs through the winter.”

Boris Johnson has admitted the UK is now in the middle of a second wave of the virus, and yesterday announced new moves to try and curb the spread.

Pubs will shut at 10pm, will be forced to do table service, and the fines for not wearing a mask will double.

But it’s not yet clear if there will be any extra economic support for struggling firms.

Around three million people across the UK are still on furlough.

Some industries including nightclubs have been unable to reopen.

The Chancellor and PM at a Cabinet meeting this week

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The Chancellor and PM at a Cabinet meeting this weekCredit: PA:Press Association





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