This will be more good news for the property industry after the confirmation that the housing market will be able to continue through the new national lockdown in England.
The Scheme, often referred to as the Furlough Scheme, would continue to contribute 80 per cent of employees wages up to £2,500 per month for the duration of the extension. However, the Job Retention Bonus, which included a £1,000 payment for businesses that brought back furloughed staff for a minimum period, will now be cancelled.
Other positive news announced by the Chancellor is that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant will also be extended and will now cover 80 per cent of expected trading profits between November to January.
Turning to the question of schemes in Wales and Scotland Sunak confirmed there will be more funding for the devolved Administrations, increasing from £14bn to £16bn.