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Coronavirus: Government grants will cover 80% of the salary of employees unable to work

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak as the government orders businesses such as pubs, restaurants and gyms to shut.

The Chancellor said the government will pick up “most of” the wages of workers.

Rishi Sunak said: “Today I can announce that in the first time of our history, the government is going to step in and help pay people’s wages.

“We’re setting up a new coronavirus job retention scheme. Any employer in the country small or large, charitable or non-profit, will be eligible for the scheme.

“Government grants will cover 80% of the salary of retained workers up to a total of £2,500 a month – that’s just above the median income.”

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Trevor Sherwood
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