Make UK comment on the Chancellor’s statement

Commenting on the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive of Make UK, said :

I warmly congratulate the Chancellor for taking decisive action that will help avoid the significant redundancies we were facing had there been a cliff edge end to government support. The priority right now has to be saving as many jobs as possible and this is a bold and brave move which industry will welcome. In particular, the Chancellor should take great credit for reflecting on the experience of other countries and implementing similar measures here; this will help us be strongly competitive as we return to normal trading conditions...

Job Support Scheme to follow on from furlough

The Government has today (24 September) announced a new Job Support Scheme (JSS), which is intended to support businesses to continue employing people in “viable jobs”.