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These measures will include prioritising those coming off furlough for 1-1 support from the JobCentre and extending the £3000 incentive for employers to take on apprentices until January 31.

Mr Sunak will outline his plans for a “future economy shaped by the forces of science, technology and imagination”, whilst also hailing the success of the now ended furlough scheme, which helped support 11.6 million people during the pandemic.

According to the latest figures, the unemployment rate has dropped to pre-pandemic levels, however, there are fears that the end of the furlough scheme could see this rise again.

Mr Sunak has said he is ready to “double down” on his promise to “do whatever it takes” in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

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What time will the chancellor speak today?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak, will begin his speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester at 11:50 am today. 

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