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North east politicians call for pressure on firms to grant furlough to parents


North east politicians call for pressure on firms to grant
North east politicians call for pressure on firms to grant furlough to parents … MP Richard Thomson have written to both the Scottish and UK Governments calling for encouragement to employers to grant furlough as pressure mounts on parents and carers to work full-time jobs and undertake caring responsibilities. … firms can furlough parents


North East businesses facing ‘weeks of uncertainty’ over …
“We will come under increasing pressure from businesses to get grants out,” said Patrick Melia, deputy head of paid service at the North East Combined Authority (NECA). “The Government has…


‘Relief’ for north-east as Chancellor extends furlough
North-east business leaders have spoken of their “relief” after the furlough scheme was extended. The Evening Express previously revealed a lack of clarity over whether the programme would be …


Number 10 shuts door on talk of furlough scheme support …
Despite pressure from Scots Tory leader Douglas Ross this morning, who said the UK Government’s position was wrong, Number 10 are holding firm. Douglas Ross. ‘This has to be cleared up’


Rishi Sunak reveals major furlough scheme changes …
North East News. Employment. … there is broad consensus across the political and economic spectrum the furlough scheme cannot continue … capped at £2,500 a month. Firms are free to top this …


Rishi Sunak announces furlough scheme to be extended to …
Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Christine Jardine went further, calling for the furlough to be extended to next June to offer greater certainty to businesses.


Firms to get £1000 for each furloughed employee they keep …
Rishi Sunak announced the £9bn “job retention bonus” as he insisted the furlough scheme could not go on indefinitely. The £1000 “bonus” will be paid to firms for each member of staff they keep in work until January provided they pay them at least £520 a month on average.


Coronavirus UK news – All London primary schools to stay …
THE GOVERNMENT has forced all London primary schools to remain shut, amid the capital’s health service struggling under rising Covid-19 infections. Gavin Williamson was forced to announce on …


Coronavirus UK news – Nurse describes ‘unbearable …
A NURSE has described the “unbearable” conditions in their hospital as Covid-19 cases continue to rise fuelled by the new mutant strain. The nurse, who works at the Whittington Hospital…


Rishi Sunak – BBC News
But the pressure to do more for the North is building. The North East’s unemployment rate remains the UK’s highest and the gap between it and the rest of the country is growing.


Coronavirus furlough scheme extension explained and how …
North East Weather In 2018, a dramatic cold snap was caused by sudden stratospheric warming and now a similar weather pattern is predicted Calls for all primary schools to close after Government U …


Everything you need to know about furlough as millions …
Fresh figures from the BCC suggest nearly a fifth of smaller firms plan to furlough all their staff. And 50% of companies are putting most of their staff onto the scheme. Here, we take a look at …


Labour To Force Vote On ‘Punishing’ Tier 3 Local Lockdowns …
Labour To Force Vote On ‘Punishing’ Tier 3 Local Lockdowns Keir Starmer demands “fair one nation deals” as pressure builds on Boris Johnson after Greater Manchester row.


Save Our Scene: PM’s £1,000 offer to pubs dismissed as …
Pub bosses in the North East have dismissed a £1,000 promise from Prime Minister to establishments unable to open under England’s new restrictions as “a drop in the ocean” that will do …


Job Support Scheme: Rishi Sunak’s new furlough-style …
Rishi Sunak reveals new £2.4bn rescue package for COVID hotspots: Government will pay two thirds of workers’ wages up to £2,100 a month and £3,000 a month business loans in local lockdown areas …


What is furlough, who is eligible and how much does the …
To qualify for payment under the Job Retention Scheme, an employee must be furloughed for a minimum of three weeks in order to prevent employers putting staff on a furlough ‘rota’ i.e., one …


Liverpool politicians announce ‘local furlough’ scheme to …
Liverpool politicians announce ‘local furlough’ scheme to top up ‘inadequate’ Government payments as Andy Burnham rejects Tier 3 lockdown and backs Keir Starmer’s nationwide circuit breaker


Coronavirus: Wales has 316,000 workers on furlough – BBC News
The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) differs from the furlough scheme because it is a grant paid out in a single instalment covering three months and amounting to 80% of average profit …


Pub and restaurant bosses welcome Rishi Sunak’s ‘new …
Pub and restaurant bosses today welcomed Rishi Sunak’s ‘new furlough scheme’ to help those in the hospitality sector – as others warned it will still be a tough winter for many.. The Chancellor …


UK coronavirus: calls for national lockdown as about …
Oct 30, 2020Politics live with Andrew Sparrow Coronavirus UK coronavirus: calls for national lockdown as about 560,000 people in England had Covid last week – as it happened


Boris Johnson buffeted by tussles with city leaders and …
Mr Johnson and Michael Gove, Cabinet Office minister, told 250 business leaders on a 20-minute call to step up preparations for the end of the transition period on December 31, insisting that even …


Pressure piles on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend Eat Out …
North-east oilfield technology company RotoJar is targeting growth after its owners invested millions of pounds to buy and renovate new headquarters. Updated: Oil advances on Covid-19 vaccine


Coronavirus: ‘Wales must match Budget’s small business …
Mr Sunak also announced that firms in England who already had full small business rate relief would be able to access £3,000 grant funding. Budget 2020: The economy must be vaccinated Extra £ …


Major freight routes given £35m UK government boost to …
A £35 million scheme has been announced to protect key freight routes from closure – including the main link between Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Pleas For Extra Cash From Regions Under … – Politics Home
Newcastle, and other local authorities in the North East, had been using an extremely similar set of rules for several weeks already, notably the no household mixing in indoor hospitality venues.


UK coronavirus: calls for national lockdown as about …
Oct 30, 2020The government will close the furlough scheme this weekend, with redundancies rising at the fastest rate on record and the second wave of Covid-19 pushing Britain’s economy to the brink of a …


Livingston firm nets £250k Coronavirus Business …
An international facility management firm has secured a £250,000 Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan from Bank of Scotland to help continue its operations during the Covid-19 outbreak.


Furlough extended for six months for any business closed …
The furlough scheme which was to end on October 31 is to be extended for another six months for any company that has to close because of lockdown rules.


Aberdeen City Council could use money meant for nurseries …
A new report has shown the council has more than £16.2m in grant funding coming in and a known deficit of £9.5m. That £16.2m includes around £8m which was granted to pay for an increase in …


Coronavirus UK: Rishi Sunak unveils cash for businesses in …
Firms in Tier 2 lockdown eligible for £2,100-a-month grants, potentially benefiting 150,000 businesses. If there is full take-up it could cost £1.2billion.
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