FTSE 100 LIVE: Budget sees £1k bonus for EVERY furloughed worker brought back until Jan


Rishi Sunak make off the staggering policy announcement in the House of Commons during his “mini-budget”. Rishi Sunak set out a £2 billion pinch package of support to help prevent youth unemployment in the wake of the coronavirus disaster. The Chancellor also used his mini-budget to set out a scheme of subsidised work employments as part of a “plan for jobs”. The Conservative frontbencher confirmed a stamp tariff holiday to temporarily exempt the tax on the first £500,000 of homes purchased in England and Northern Ireland in a bid to breathe life into the housing market.


Speaking before the statement, the Institute of Monetary Studies director Paul Johnson said some of the extra shell out may turn out to be permanent.

“He is going to be worrying about the cost of all this, but he is not present to be worrying about it this year and possibly not next year,” he blabbed BBC’s Today programme.

“But in two or three years’ time – partly because the husbandry will be smaller than we expected and tax revenues will be lower, and partly because I contemplate significant chunks of this extra spending will be permanent – at some level, he is going to have to come back and pay for this.”

Ahead of the announcement, Mr Sunak said: “Callow people bear the brunt of most economic crises, but they are at distinct risk this time because they work in the sectors disproportionately hit by the pandemic.

“We also identify that youth unemployment has a long-term impact on jobs and wages and we don’t craving to see that happen to this generation.”


FTSE 100 Electrified: Rishi will deliver a statement in the Commons (Image: GETTY)

16.15pm update: Impediment Street looking ahead – expert

Wall Street appears to be “looking onwards to 2021 earnings” an expert has claimed.

“Wall Street is looking before to 2021 earnings and pretty much ignoring 2020,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA Check in in New York.

15.55pm update: Dow Jones and S&P 500 surges

At 10:05 am ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Common was up 196.92 points, or 0.76 percent, at 26,087.10, the S&P 500 was up 23.65 sharp ends, or 0.75 percent, at 3,168.97.

Allstate Corp slipped 2.1 percent and Levi Strauss & Co kill 6.9 percent.

15.40pm update: US stocks rise on rebound hopes

US assortments have risen in rebound hopes despite a surge in coronavirus the truths across America.

Safe-haven gold rose more than 1 percent as the covey of confirmed US cases surpassed 3 million.

“We expect the tug of war between better financial data and concerns over rising COVID-19 cases to continue middle of the month unless we get better daily virus numbers, and/or news on a vaccine,” said Art Hogan, chief supermarket strategist at National Securities in New York.

Rishi Sunak speaking in the For nothing of Commons (Image: parliamenttv)

14.20pm update: Sunak issued warning after Wednesday’s advertisement

The Chancellor has been issued a warning after he announced various packs to help the UK remerge from the coronavirus crisis.

Matthew Germain, flair of environment, at law firm Osborne Clarke, said: “Announcements on the £2billion preservationist homes grant and the £1billion funding for energy efficiency in the public sector are least positive from a UK decarbonisation perspective.”

He added: “On the face of it, what has been signaled today seems straightforward and clear and for that many key stakeholders, much the same as product suppliers, house builders, energy companies and funders, whim be pleased.

“The challenge and potential downside will come if demand speedily eats up the central budgets and creates a temporary boom which can’t stand itself. The government needs to be in energy efficiency for the long haul.”

13.55pm update: Chancellor obverses further challenges ahead

Rishi Sunak has been warned he phizzes further challenges ahead after his ‘Summer Statement’.

Mike Hodges, leading of private wealth and partner at top 20 accountancy firm, Saffery Champness, suggested: “Against a backdrop of mounting public debt it was a bold move from the Chancellor to dish out again.

“There was a huge focus on young people and encouraging works to support people into work, or back into work shadow furlough.”

He added: “The Chancellor will have to balance providing the Nautical starboard properly reliefs to stimulate economic recovery with raising taxes or mordant back on other reliefs to pay for the very significant investments made in up to date months and if the Chancellor is to succeed in, in his words, putting the country’s finances requital on a sustainable footing.”

13.45pm update: Rishi praised for mini budget

Kush Rawal, Captain of Residential Investment from Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, asserted: “We welcome the Chancellor’s stamp duty holiday, which makes cut ownership homes an even more attractive option for people looking to own their own rest-home.

“Removing stamp duty from almost all initial share grips means that key workers will be able to buy a shared ownership abode with as little as two months of rent as their deposit.”

13.23pm update: Rishi Sunak laugh ats Labour’s lack of a plan

The Chancellor took a swipe at the Labour Frolic’s lack of a plan to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was left side raging by the swipe.

13.18pm update: Labour Party warns response have to ease people’s fears

The shadow chancellor welcomed the Government’s new fiscal measures but said the public health response must ease people’s dreads.

Anneliese Dodds said: “The best the Government can do to boost demand is to give out with consumers and workers the confidence and psychological security that they can go out to execute, to shop, and to socialise in safety.

“So please Chancellor work with your associates so the public health response catches up with that operating in other sticks.”

13.09pm update: Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds responds to Sunak

Dusk chancellor Anneliese Dodds said Labour acknowledges the Government has had to fabricate big decisions.

Ms Dodds said: “Our country has been through a great huge quantity over these past few months.

“Hundreds of thousands have tussled with this terrible disease. For many months people be undergoing had to go without being able to embrace their loved ones equable to say goodbye.

“Tens of thousands have died. Our NHS, social care and other tradesmen have made extraordinary sacrifices, we owe them so much.

“The Government has had to inherit big decisions too, we acknowledge that, but today should have been the day when our Administration chose to build a bridge between what has been done so far and what requires to be done to get out economy moving again.”

13.05pm update: Chancellor announces unprecedented layout to get country back into restaurants, cafes and pubs

Chancellor Rishi Sunak also divulged new measures to help get customers back into restaurants, cafes and gin-palaces.

He told the Commons: “I can announce today that, for the month of August, we last will and testament give everyone in the country an ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ discount.

“Meals eaten at any participating obligation, Monday to Wednesday, will be 50 percent off, up to a maximum discount of £10 per chief for everyone, including children. Businesses will need to register, and can do so utterly a simple website, open next Monday.

“Each week in August, proprietorships can then claim the money back, with the funds in their bank account within five jog days.”

13.02pm update: Chancellor Sunak comments on UK’s response

Chancellor Rishi Sunak asserted the Government’s response was a question of “values” not just economics, concluding: “We on not be defined by this crisis, but by our response to it.

“It is an unambiguous choice to make this second meaningful for our country in a way that transcends the frustration and loss of recent months.

“It is a organize to turn our national recovery into millions of stories of personal renewal.”

12.55pm update: Rishi Sunak makes stamp duty interchange

The Chancellor announced the UK would increase the threshold of stamp duty to half a million tips.

Mr Sunak said it would be a temporary increase until March 31 next year.

12.50pm update: Rishi Sunak exposes £9billion policy

The Chancellor announced a £9billion policy to bring man back from the furlough scheme which is expected to end in October.

The ‘Provinces Retention Bonus’ will go to employers who bring people back from furlough and camouflage b confine them on until January.

If they do, employers will get £1,000 for each pike member, which could cost the country as much as 9 billion a pastes.

12.45pm update: Rishi Sunak reveals cost of pandemic

The Chancellor said the UK has gone £49 billion to support public services since this catastrophe began.

Mr Sunak made the announcement in the House of Commons.

12.35pm update: Rishi Sunak lectures the Commons

The Chancellor updated the House of Commons on the next plans to handle the coronavirus crisis.

Mr Sunak said: “This crisis has highlighted the gala bond which holds this country together.

“Millions of woman in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been protected but the UK Direction’s interventions – and they will be supported by today’s plans for jobs.

“No nationalist could turn ones nose up at the undeniable truth – this help has only been possible because we are a Amalgamated Kingdom.”

11.05am update: 90 MPs expected to quiz Rishi in the Commons

Yon 90 UK MPs are expected to quiz Rishi Sunak as he lays out his coronavirus reclamation plan.

Most ministerial statements usually last around 10 micros, but Mr Sunak’s is expected to last longer today.

It will then be result fromed by MPs asking questions.

10.45am update: BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg warns of Tory unease

BBC Message political editor Laura Kuenssberg warned Conservatives are worried Rishi Sunak is “decay Labour-light” ahead of the Chancellor’s budget announcement.

She said: “There are nerves on that. There are some individual who argue that this level of subsidy and this level of intervention in the conciseness basically means that the Tories are turning into Labour-light.

“But when you suppose of is it radical enough, it’s whether or not there are the imagination and the fresh ideas to look at this as a signal moment where a whole idea, a big bang idea, would absolutely emerge.

“And it just doesn’t seem that that has been the state so far.

“But one of his colleagues told me yesterday that Rishi Sunak is somebody who likes to underpromise and then overdeliver, which is not that common in politics these epoches.

“So we’ll have to see what he actually comes up with at the dispatch box but so far most parley with people in and around the Treasury is that this will be a consequential and expensive shocking list. But not necessarily something that will write out our listeners drop their toast.

Anneliese Dodds speaking in the Commons (Appearance: parliamenttv)

10.30am update: Markets dip ahead of Rishi Sunak’s speech in the Commons

The FTSE 100 saw a two a penny slip ahead of Rishi Sunak’s statement in the Commons.

The markets bathed from 6,202.19 at just before 10am, to 6,160.18 at 10.25am.

The FTSE 100 opened at 6,189.90 and has hit a tipsy of 6,208.43 this morning.

10.00am update: European shares hit by rising virus what really happens

European shares were hit on Wednesday due to surging coronavirus infections across the Terra.

The pan-European STOXX 600 fell 0.4 percent, with banks take & leisure and energy companies dragging the main index lower.

Finland’s Nokia dropped 7.5 percent to the bottom of the STOXX 600 on concerns that the body was losing the business of a US client.

9.30am update: Rising cases in US impact supermarkets

Rising cases of the deadly coronavirus in the US have impacted markets across Europe, one A- has said.

“European markets have continued to look soft this morning on anxiety that rising cases in the US across the southern states could booth the recovery there,” said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Demands.

9.15am update: Markets unsteady over coronavirus second wave

Respects of a coronavirus second wave are impacting the markets, an expert has said.

“It is outrageous for investors not to grow weary and eventually, at some point, fall dupe to the endless drip of negative COVID-19 stories and how the secondbwave virus last wishes as crush the market,” said Stephen Innes, chief global bazaar strategist at AxiCorp.

“Despite the lack of market participation, it certainly feels allied to we are gradually morphing from the view of a fragile recovery to one of full-bore distrustfulness.”

8.45am update: German bond yields above 1-week low

Yields of German 10-year superintendence debt edged 2 basis points lower to -0.477 percent, only above a one-week low of -0.495 percent.

It comes ahead of Angela Merkel touring to Brussels to discuss the EU’s recovery fund from the coronavirus crisis.

7.30am update: Asian shares waver with coronavirus

Asian deals struggled on Wednesday amid an increase in coronavirus cases across the orb.

Chinese shares flipped between green and red through most of the day and were last up 0.9 percent.

Australian allowances ended 1.5 percent lower on renewed fears about the pandemic after a snowball arise in cases in the country’s second biggest city.

New Zealand finished 0.3 percent take down while South Korea was off 0.2 percent.

7.00am update: US stocks plummet overnight

US funds plummeted overnight, halting a five-day winning streak driven by better-than-expected mercantile data.

The declines come as coronavirus cases across the US soar, faltering investors hopes of a global economic recovery.

“It will be important to attend the number of US deaths in coming weeks and whether greater questions wish be asked about the extent of necessary restrictions,” NAB economist Tapas Strickland mean.

Second-quarter earnings season will begin in earnest from next week.

Today assesses an end to the five-day winning streak by the benchmark S&P 500 index, its longest this year and sent by better-than-expected economic data.

Additional reporting by Grace MacRae

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