Rishi Sunak unveils new wage top-up scheme to save COVID-hit jobs in UK

Updated: few hours ago

London, Sep 24 (PTI) UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Thursday unveiled a new COVID-19 emergency Jobs Support Scheme, which will see the government top-up wages of workers covering up to two-thirds of their hours for the next six months.

In a statement to the House of Commons on his “Winter Economy Plan”, the Indian-origin finance minister reiterated his past message that he may not be able to protect every job and business suffering through the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, but his new set of measures are intended to provide “absolutely maximum support possible”.