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Marstons to cut 2150 jobs

Pub and brewery group Marstons says it will axe up to 2,150 furloughed jobs following new restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The company said since the first lockdown was lifted, 10,000 of its employees had returned to work.
But Marstons said new measures such as the 10pm curfew and restrictions in Liverpool mean 2,150 pub-based roles are going to be impacted.
The current wage subsidy scheme expires at the end of this month.
It is being replaced by the Job Support Scheme which will top-up wages for employees who have not been able to return to work full-time because of the coronavirus.
However, companies are expected to make a higher contribution to wages under the Job Support Scheme - unless their business is closed under "very high" Tier Three coronavirus restrictions - leading to fears firms will choose to cut workers when furlough ends.
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