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Butlin's could lay off 10,000 jobs without aid

Holiday park operator Butlin's has said it will have to lay off 10,000 seasonal workers if it does not get enough state aid to pay their wages.
The boss of Bourne Leisure, which owns 50 Butlin's, Haven and Warner parks, has approached the government for help.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce an employment and wage subsidy package later on Friday.
The travel agent that took over Thomas Cook's shops has cut 880 jobs out of a workforce of about 5,000.
Hays Travel said the move was to reduce its costs because of current trading conditions.



And bus operators have also warned that "tens of thousands" of jobs could go within weeks .
The Confederation of Passenger Transport represents bus companies including Arriva, FirstGroup, Go-Ahead, National Express, and Stagecoach.
It said the jobs could go unless the government agreed an immediate £1bn rescue package for industry which has seen passenger numbers fall by 50% amid the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51976075
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