UK coronavirus live: Rishi Sunak announces support package for tier 2 business and workers

The changes announced today are a welcome improvement to the flawed and narrow job support scheme announced last month.

These should have been in place from the start – instead, businesses and workers have been put through weeks of uncertainty.

This latest announcement is just a sticking-plaster solution that still fails to match the true scale of the problem.

The collapse of tourism into London has impacted heavily on footfall and left many hospitality, retail and leisure businesses without any prospect of returning to normal levels of business for many months to come.


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