CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak has announced he is extending the self-employed grant scheme as part of his Winter Economy Plan.
Speaking in the House of Commons today, the Chancellor also confirmed a six month furlough replacement that will pay up to two thirds of people's wages.
The Chancellor is unveiling his Winter Economy Plan to help the nation through a tricky few months ahead - with plans to extend state support into next year.
The latest bailout comes as confirmed new coronavirus cases soared above 6,000 yesterday— the highest daily number since May 1.
Boris and Rishi have promised "creative" schemes to make sure businesses are still supported throughout the pandemic.
Mr Sunak said: "These are radical interventions in the UK labour market.
"These are policies never tried in this country before."
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