"The end of the government's Job Retention Scheme has been looming over professionals for a while; and this announcement will go some way to soothe both employees and business owners who aren't able to work due to local or national lockdowns in the coming months. There's no doubt that this support will be a god-send for many across the UK, but the sad truth is that it just won't go far enough.
"There are plenty of companies across the country, that will not be forced to close but will still feel the financial impact of COVID-19. For these people, there is little in the way of support and it will have an effect on the wider jobs market. The public should be prepared to face job losses and business closures, as this package won't benefit everyone at risk."