Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his 2021 Budget.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Budget in the House of Commons.
Rishi Sunak is to extend the furlough scheme until the end of September at Wednesday's Budget, protecting hundreds of thousands of jobs across Scotland.
Rishi Sunak has indicated he will extend emergency job and benefit support packages at Wednesday's Budget.
The number of people on furlough ballooned by around 700,000 in January as harsher lockdown restrictions were imposed at the beginning of the month.
Britain’s jobless rate has surged to its highest level for nearly five years with the pandemic hitting young workers hardest, but official figures revealed “early signs” of a stabilising jobs market.
More than a million hospitality jobs could be lost if the Government’s furlough scheme is not extended, Labour is warning.
Government borrowing jumped to £8.8 billion last month as the country’s debt soared to another record high, according to official figures.
Mr Johnson, the Prime Minister, gave an update on his “roadmap” for the easing of lockdown restrictions.
More than a third of business managers believe the Government has failed to do enough to support firms through the pandemic in a “loud cry for help” from UK corporates, research has revealed.
The UK Government must deliver investment in the energy sector of a level that allows Aberdeen and the north-east to "ride the storm currently enveloping it", says the SNP's new shadow business secretary.
Delays in assessing furlough cash claims are putting Scottish jobs at risk, it has been claimed, with some firms still waiting to access vital support months after first being approved for the scheme.
The Bank of England will reveal on Thursday whether it thinks negative interest rates should be part of its toolkit as it mulls further action to bolster the economy.
The Bank of England will decide whether to take further economy-boosting action this Thursday as the latest lockdown puts Britain on the brink of a double-dip recession.
Britain’s unemployment rate has soared to its highest level for more than four years as official figures showed more than 200,000 workers lost their jobs in the three months to November.
There is no Government plan to reduce workers’ rights, Kwasi Kwarteng has said.
Labour is calling on the Prime Minister to “drop the Government’s plans to force local councils to increase council tax” in the middle of the Covid pandemic.
Many more people across north and north-east Scotland are traveling to work than during the first lockdown and experts have warned not enough is being done to support workers to stay at home.
The unemployment rate in some parts of the Highlands has almost trebled as Covid wiped billions from the tourism industry, MSPs have been told.
The Scottish Tourism Secretary has cast further doubt on when international travel may be able to resume.
Labour is launching a fierce attack on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s handling of the economy during the pandemic, saying his policies have cost jobs while leaving the UK with the highest death toll in Europe.
Nearly two-fifths (38%) of people who have been furloughed at some point during the coronavirus pandemic have made changes to their retirement plans, a survey has found.
Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent has said resilient household spending has been “funded by tomorrow’s taxpayers” as he warned over the impact of the furlough scheme on UK public finances.
A fifth of people are frustrated would-be home-movers, saying their plans to buy a home were thwarted last year, a survey has found.
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More than 18,200 people in the north-east were furloughed at the end of October, new statistics have revealed.
The furlough scheme will be extended for another month, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.
Workers may endure a catastrophic impact on their finances and end up permanently worse off if they cannot access short-term support to get through the coronavirus pandemic, consumer champion Martin Lewis has told MPs.
Nearly half of Britain’s 5.9 million small firms expect to cut jobs by the time the furlough scheme ends as they brace for Brexit to compound coronavirus woes, according to a survey.
A divorcee who lost her job during the Covid-19 pandemic plans to buy a new house with her boyfriend after winning almost £250,000 on the lottery.