Labour urges Rishi Sunak to extend Covid self-isolation payments

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Chancellor must expand support scheme or risk fourth national lockdown, Anneliese Dodds warns

The chancellor must expand support for people self-isolating or risk a fourth national lockdown, Labour has said, as new analysis from the party suggests the lockdown is costing the economy £1.6bn a week.
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In one of her major pre-budget interventions, the shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, urged Rishi Sunak to radically extend eligibility for the £500 support payment to anyone without access to workplace sick pay. Continue reading...

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