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'Second furlough' will pay two thirds of wages for businesses shut by local lockdowns

The Daily Star's FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inboxRishi Sunak has said the government will pay two thirds of wages of staff in pubs, restaurants and other businesses if they’re forced to shut up shop in local lockdowns.The second furlough scheme will protect jobs and provide "reassurance and a safety net" for people and businesses across the UK in advance of a potentially "difficult winter." Chancellor Sunak said on Friday October 9 firms whose premises are legally required to close because of restrictions will receive grants to pay staff wages.The Government will pay two thirds of each employee's salary up to a maximum of £2,100 a month.

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