Rishi Sunak says that ‘without question’ there will be ‘deadweight’ in £1,000 job retention bonus - companies that get the bonus but have no intention of sacking staff
Says ‘broad’ approach is justified by severity and scale of the crisis
Nice to have an adult conversation about trade-offs
Too many (incredibly welcome) measures announced today by @RishiSunak for a tweet - so here's a screenshot of my facebook post, summarising the main ones.
These measures will support people and businesses across #harborough #oadby #wigston
Given uncertainty about development of economy, jobs, virus etc feels right to me that Chancellor is clear he'll be back to do more, not trying to do everything at once. Be under no illusion - this was a big package on top of enormous interventions so far
1/ We’re launching a new programme to give hundreds of thousands of young people the best possible chance of getting on and getting a job.
I’m making available an initial £2 billion and there will be no cap on the number of places available. #PlanForJobs
Very good stuff. @RishiSunak continues to get ahead of events & hit the problems hard
1/ For Joshua Wong, the possibility of going to jail in China has never been more real. The national security law passed in Beijing and enacted in Hong Kong on 1 July appears to be tailor-made for them in many ways.
Replying to @TomTugendhat: This is extraordinarily courageous.
The Red Lion pub in Great Bowden is to reopen, three years after it shut prompting a major campaign by villagers - more on Hfm News & here:
Wow - it's an interesting use of the assets of community value legislation we introduced