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Ford Engineering MD: support schemes welcome but budget delay is hampering plans

24th September 2020

Chris Ford, managing director of manufacturing firm Ford Engineering, welcomed the additional support for businesses announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak today. However, he warned that the delayed budget, combined with uncertainty over Brexit, was hampering businesses’ ability to make firm plans. “While the Chancellor’s Job Support Scheme isn’t quite as beneficial as the initial headlines suggested, but it will be of some comfort to businesses who will be facing a challenging winter,” he said. “It means business utilising the scheme will have to pay out more than the hours of work they are receiving however for those confident enough... READ MORE >