North West wage support passes one million jobs

North West wage support passes one million jobs”

Analysis of new data shows that 25,400 people have been furloughed in Tottenham, north London, making it the worst-hit parliamentary constituency in the country as just under 18% of people pick up a Government-supported pay cheque. The figures show that 20,000 people, or 17.8% of the local population, including children and pensioners, have been furloughed there.

A total of 6,800 workers have been placed on furlough leave in Montgomeryshire, figures released this morning have shown.

The scheme was launched to help employers severely affected by coronavirus to retain their employees and protect the economy and will run until the end of October.

"Our unprecedented job retention and self-employment support schemes have supported the livelihoods of millions and will help ensure our recovery is as swift as possible".

Most employers who have abused the scheme during lockdown have done so either by claiming on employees' behalf without their knowledge, or by expecting employees who have been furloughed to continue working.

Around 60% of the companies who have furloughed at least one worker have fewer than five employees.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Across the UK, more than eight and a half million jobs have been furloughed, meaning the UK Treasury is paying 80% of an employee's wages up to £2,500 per month. "And, given the financial and reputational risks involved, employers must also ensure they are clear on what employees can and cannot do while furloughed, to avoid inadvertently opening themselves up to claims they are defrauding the scheme".

Employers will be expected to pick up more of the cost from August. Meanwhile, £7.5bn has been paid out to 2.6 million self-employed claimants during the same period.

These bigger businesses have claimed a total of £4.9 billion to cover the salaries of their staff. A further 2.6 million self-employed workers in the United Kingdom have made claims worth £7.5bn.

The data comes two days after it was revealed that more than a million businesses have asked for a loan under three Government-backed Covid-19 support schemes.

102,000 companies in accommodation and food service have furloughed 1.4 million people.

Simon Hart, Secretary of State for Wales, said: "The UK Government said it would do whatever it took to support the people and businesses of Wales through the pandemic and we have produced an unprecedented package of measures to deliver on that promise".

More news: Number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Tipperary now 541

Like this



13 June 2020
Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman 1984' further delayed until fall
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big-screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. In its place, the studio will re-release Nolan's acclaimed film Inception to celebrate its tenth anniversary.

13 June 2020
Djokovic relishing fan influx at charity tournament
As tennis officials and players grapple with how or if the United States open should go ahead due to coronavirus. Some 25,000 fans turned up at Belgrade's football derby on Wednesday.

13 June 2020
Russian mayor charged over spill response
The fuel leaked when a storage tank collapsed; prosecutors say that melting permafrost likely caused the collapse. A 2018 study shows that a third of Arctic infrastructure sits on ground that could thaw out by mid-century.

13 June 2020
JK Rowling reveals she is abuse survivor amid trans tweet criticism
Rowling's books have been banned in parts of the world due to their association in some cultures with witchcraft and the occult. Pictures is expected to distribute an upcoming film in the Rowling-written and produced " Fantastic Beasts " franchise.

13 June 2020
Lebanon currency crisis: Dozens hurt in second night of clashes
Hezbollah supporters joined the demonstrations late Thursday, despite usually being against the protest movement since October 17. It has also sparked steep inflation, including on imported products.

13 June 2020
French police protest over chokehold ban amid George Floyd backlash
In the Paris suburb of Bobigny, officers lined up outside a police station and placed their handcuffs on the ground. Friday's protest was small but highly visible, with honking, flags and blue smoke billowing under rainy skies.

13 June 2020
Tottenham's Alli banned for 1-match over coronavirus post
Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli during the Premier League match against Watford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In response, the FA report reads: "It was not the FA's case that Dele Alli was a racist".

13 June 2020
Meghan Markle’s friend Jessica Mulroney fired from TV job after race row
Near the end of the video Exeter became emotional talking about her daughter and protecting her from the adversities she faced. Her desire not to do anything that would conflict with her new show also backfired.

13 June 2020
Burundi cabinet meets on way forward after president's death
The late President will be remembered for his great love of sports, particularly football to which he owned his club, Hallelujah FC.

13 June 2020
Active COVID-19 cases increase slightly heading into key weekend
Wyatt said June 9 that 20 county residents had been hospitalized in the past two weeks, with 12 of those in the past week. Lincoln Trail District Health Department counties have seen a 36% increase in cases within the same time frame.