|Today (24 September) the NHS Covid-19 app has been launched in England and Wales and the Chancellor has unveiled the government’s plan to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months.
NHS Covid-19 App
The NHS Covid-19 app has launched in England and Wales to help control COVID-19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing. Businesses are now required by law to display the official NHS QR code posters so people can check-in at different premises with the app.
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Winter Economy Plan
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK.
The package of measures, which applies to all regions and nations of the UK, includes a new Job Support Scheme, an extension to the temporary 15% VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sectors, a new Pay as You Grow flexible repayment system to provide flexibility for firms repaying a Bounce Back Loan and £68.7 billion further investment in public services.
The announcement comes after the Prime Minster set out further measures to combat the spread of the virus over the winter, while preserving the ability to grow the economy in his statement on 9 September. Read more about the Winter Economy Plan at GOV.UK.