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Creative and biz leaders react to British government paying 80% of coronavirus impacted workers wages

on Mar 20, 2020 | 0 comments

By Stephen Lepitak

Creative sector and business chiefs have responded positively to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s move to take “unprecedented” steps to save jobs and avoid many companies folding during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Announcing the intention to cover 80% of salaries for employees, up to £2,500 per month each, for an expected period of three months in order to keep the economy from collapsing, Sunak has drawn praise from business leaders.

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) director-general, describes the announcement as “a landmark package of measures for business, people and jobs.”

She continued: “The chancellor’s offer of substantial payroll support, Read full story ›

Source: The Drum