BRI­TAIN TO HELP WORK­ERS HURT BY COVID-19 PAN­DEMIC

USA TODAY US Edition - - MONEY+ LIFE -

Bri­tain’s trea­sury chief an­nounced a new in­come sup­port pro­gram Thurs­day for work­ers hurt by the coronaviru­s pan­demic. Chan­cel­lor Rishi Su­nak un­veiled his plan to sub­si­dize the wages of work­ers whose hours are cut due to the pan­demic as part of a wider pack­age of mea­sures to help busi­nesses and bol­ster the economy. The an­nounce­ment comes as COVID-19 cases con­tinue to soar across the U.K. The gov­ern­ment re­ported 6,634 new cases of COVID-19 on Thurs­day – the U.K.’s high­est daily to­tal recorded.

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