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Day: October 9, 2020

The chancellor to unveil new furlough plan
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The chancellor to unveil new furlough plan

    Rishi Sunak will on Friday be forced to open the Treasury cheque book again to support companies told to close in local lockdowns, little more than two weeks after he set out his “winter economic plan”. Amid claims the government had turned its back on parts of northern England, which are set to face tougher lockdown restrictions in the coming days, the chancellor will set out details of a new local furlough scheme. Keir Starmer, Labour leader, accused the government of losing control of the fight against coronavirus, while leaders of northern cities claimed they had been left in the dark by Boris Johnson’s government. People aren’t asking for miracles they just want to know that the prime minister has a plan and a strategy in place, Sir Keir wrote in the Daily Tel...