By Andrew Webb, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton Northern Ireland The quickening pace of Covid-19 transmissions, and the move towards more restrictions, has created even greater uncertainty about how or even when the economy will recover. Economic confidence is shattered, and many livelihoods are at grave risk from job losses. While the economic effects of the…

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By Cathy Walker, Assistant Manager, Payroll at Grant Thornton in Belfast HMRC, which administers the scheme, confirmed that 240,200 people in Northern Ireland are enrolled by their employers on the coronavirus job-retention scheme (CJRS) and are being supported by the government. The numbers for the whole United Kingdom as of 30 June are that approximately…

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