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Coronavirus Job Support Scheme expanded to pay 67% of wages - but only for some workers

Hundreds of thousands of workers will have 67% of their wages paid by the government after Rishi Sunak was forced to expand coronavirus support.

The Chancellor today announced a major change to the Job Support Scheme for workers who would have been left high and dry when furlough ends on November 1.

Instead of having to work at least a third of their normal hours to qualify for support from November 1, staff stuck at home can now continue to qualify for cash.

And instead of the government paying 22% of wages while employers pay 55%, the government will pay two-thirds of wages - while employers pay nothing at all.

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