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Wednesday, 3 March 2021

The government will continue "paying people's wages for another six months as part of the furlough scheme."

Rishi Sunak will set out the details in his Budget later with  more support for newly self-employed people  also expected.

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond says he wants a guarantee that those who became self employed in 2019 can receive support. 

He says “These are the people who will ensure that the creative industries can reopen and thrive, but many have not received support.”

Elsewhere, it's been hinted some taxes could be hiked as part of the announcement.

The chancellor's also going to increase the legal limit on contactless payments to £100.

It'll more than double from the current £45 restriction.

Rishi Sunak says it'll make transactions easier and boost the struggling retail sector.


posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:57 am  

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