The government's 'job support scheme' will replace the furlough scheme and will top up the wages of people already in work, covering up to two-thirds of their hours for the next six months.
Rishi Sunak said on Thursday that employees must be in 'viable' jobs to benefit from the wage top-up scheme, although he admitted he couldn't 'save every job'.
I don't live in London or another city with a huge amount of jobs in an industry I've trained/specialised in, and because I have complicated health conditions it's even harder to find employment that works for me.
The prospect of having to reduce my hours and potentially only take 77% of my current wage is frightening.
Unfortunately, because I lost my job, this new job protection scheme won't help me. I don't think this scheme is helping companies too much as they're still having to make a lot of redundancies and get rid of staff.