The Secret Restaurateur on why the PUP is not the problem

This month, our industry insider is exasperated by the narrative around the pandemic unemployment payment

As we begin to move into a post-pandemic world, the government is also starting to wind down the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP).

The scheme closed to new applicants in July, and the amount of money being paid to claimants will gradually fall into line with jobseekers benefit. This tapered approach reflects a balance between the need to support workers and the responsible management of the public finances.

Of late, the payment has been under assault ...