UK Hospitality urges more financial support

Trade group UK Hospitality is calling for the government to reintroduce the full furlough scheme for workers in areas under local lockdown to save jobs and businesses, as new coronavirus restrictions are due to be announced in England next week. Speaking during a number of media interviews, UK Hospitality’s CEO Kate Nicholls urged the return of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, whereby 80% of employees’ wages were paid by the government. The scheme ended in…

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Canada launches Emergency Wage Subsidy

The Canadian government has opened applications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), designed to help employers keep workers on board – including those in the on-trade – during the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative will see the Canadian government pay 75% of eligible employees’ weekly wages up to CA$847 (US$602) per week, for up to 12 weeks. The scheme will be backdated to 15 March 2020. It is hoped CEWS will prevent further job losses…

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