Martin Lewis cleared up more money concerns for viewers in the UK tonight (Thursday) as he briefed the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the latest financial measures across the UK.
The budget, announced yesterday in the House of Commons, was the main monetary event of the week, affecting taxes, funding and more for the next 12 months
The money-saving guru had a lot to say about the impact of Rishi Sunak’s speech this week, and tonight he was dying to ask about the vacation measures that are having an impact more than 11 million people.
During his speech, Mr. Sunak said the vacation program will be extended until the end of September, adding, “Conditions will not change for employees – they will continue to receive 80% of their salary for hours not worked.” until the scheme ends.
“When companies reopen, we will ask them to work with the taxpayer to help pay for their employees.
“Nothing will change until July if we charge a small contribution of only 10% and 20% in August and September.”
On the Martin Lewis Money Show, the interviewer asked what Rishi would say to those who are left out because their employer is not taking a proper vacation.
The Chancellor said: “I would like to urge all companies to be compassionate to their employees at a difficult time. I know that a large number of them have done so, and I have met many of them and people who are from saving theirs Jobs have benefited. “
“But of course that has to be a decision for the company. It would not be right for the government or the employee to decide whether they should be paid leave and paid by the government.
“I think everyone will appreciate that this would have some unintended consequences.”
Much of the show was given over to a one-on-one interview between the two of them. This was the culmination of Mr Lewis’ campaign to get the Chancellor on his show to answer questions from viewers and use the hashtag to break down the budget #RishiComeTalkToMartin in an effort to achieve this.
- The Martin Lewis Money Show Live is on ITV every Thursday at 8:30 p.m.