The Labour Party and business groups have voiced concern at the “ripple effect” of Covid shutdowns that are expected to be announced on Monday.
On Friday, the chancellor said staff at UK companies told to close would get 67% of their wages from the government under the expanded Job Support Scheme.
But no specific help was announced for workers who may be indirectly affected – for example, those in supply chains.
The Treasury denied firms that are not fully closed would not receive help.
Labour claims close to one million workers will be at risk, including 500,000 people in the wedding industry, 369,000 in the sports industry, and 142,000 event caterers.
— to www.bbc.co.uk