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Chancellor expected to announce more support for tier 2 businesses

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
22nd Oct 20 11:31 am

It is expected that the Chancellor Rishi Sunak is to announce an additional support package for businesses who are in tier 2.

The Mayor for West Midlands Andy Street said on Thursday that Sunak will offer more support for the hospitality sectors across England.

The Mayor said businesses are losing out financially because they cannot claim under the local furlough scheme which is only available to those who are in Tier 3.

“The government have given incredible support to businesses, but clearly this particular point was just one that was completely missed in planning the Tier 2 restrictions so I am really optimistic that they will respond,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“The government didn’t expect us to be in a position through the autumn where we were having a rising level of the virus to this extent, so if you look at the design of the winter economy package at the time that seemed rational but clearly events have moved very quickly.”

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