British Govt to pay 80% of employees’ salaries

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson participates in an art class during his visit to St Mary's and All Saints Primary School in Beaconsfield, Britain October 11, 2019. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The British Government is going to pay up to 80% of the salaries of those employees who won’t be working because of the coronavirus outbreak. This totals to £2,500.

Rishi Sunak said that these are unprecedented measures that were part of the Government’s plans to protect employees’ jobs.

In Malta the Government has been criticised by a number of entities that said that the aid package being offered is not enough for people not to lose their jobs.

Il-Gvern Ingliz ser ihallas 80% tal-pagi ta' haddiema li ma jistghux jahdmu minhabba l-Coronavirus sa massimu ta' €2800…

Posted by David Thake on Friday, March 20, 2020

According to the BBC, companies in the UK have claimed that they might have to close down because of the coronavirus, and so, thousands of employees will be laid off.

Sunak said that the closure of pubs and restaurants will have “significant impact” on businesses.

The BBC Economy Editor has said that the British Government’s scheme is far more generous than schemes adopted in other countries, such as Scandinavia.

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