PUBLISHED: 14:36, Thu, Nov 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:48, Thu, Nov 5, 2020
Today marks the first day of England’s second national lockdown, which has once again mandated the closure of pubs, restaurants, gyms, Beauty salons and non-essential shops. The fresh lockdown is due to end on December 2 but Express.co.uk is asking its readers if you would back an extension to help curb the spread of coronavirus?
The Chancellor has announced his job retention scheme will be extended until March.
He said the move is needed to help protect jobs and livelihoods as the economic risks
Mr Sunak told MPs: "To give people across the UK certainty over the winter, I can announce today that the furlough scheme will not be extended for one month, it will be extended until the end of March."
He told Parliament he would review the policy in January.
Would you back an extension to the national lockdown? (Image: Getty)
Rishi Sunak has announced the UK’s furlough scheme will be extended until March (Image: Getty)
The furlough scheme provides 80 percent of wages up to a monthly cap of £2,500.
Mr Sunak said he had to make "rapid adjustments" to the Government's economic response to COVID-19 pandemic owing to how the virus has spread.
He told the Commons: "I know that people watching at home will have been frustrated by the changes the Government has brought in during the past few weeks.
"I have had to make rapid adjustments to our economic plans as the spread of