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Rishi Sunak expected to increase tier 2 jobs support

Added 10-22-20 03:04:02am EST - “The hospitality industry has described tier 2's restrictions as the "worst of all worlds".” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Rishi Sunak expected to increase tier 2 jobs support”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The chancellor is expected to unveil new support for workers in parts of England under tier two restrictions.

Rishi Sunak will announce an update to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) - which is set to replace furlough in November - in the Commons on Thursday.

Critics say not enough is being done for companies in tier two areas that have seen demand collapse without being formally required to shut.

Talks were held throughout Wednesday, with the government said to have acknowledged that while there are three tiers of alert level - medium, high, and very high - there are only two tiers of support.

The chancellor's spokesperson said: "What we have always said is that our package of support is always flexible, and always up for review, to make sure that it is dealing with the situation as it evolves."

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