MEAL vouchers for everyone, a drive to recruit more apprentices, a 15 per cent cut in VAT, and a scheme to create green jobs are all part of a £30 billion support package to save the British economy.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak laid out a detailed plan to create jobs after the economy shrank by 25 per cent.

Highlights included: -A six-month VAT cut for food, accommodation and attractions from 20 per cent to fiver per cent, which begins from next Wednesday and will support businesses in the hospitality and tourism industries.

-An Eat Out to Help Out scheme which will give everyone 50 per cent off meals in participating restaurants on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August (maximum discount £10 per person).

-Until April 1 2021, stamp duty will not have to be paid on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland. Previously, the threshold was £150,000.

- A £2 billion green homes grant allowing homeowners and landlords to apply for vouchers to make their homes more energy efficient. The grants will cover two-thirds of the cost up to £5,000, or the full cost up to £10,000 for low-income homes.

-£1 billion of funding to improve energy efficiency of public sector buildings.

-Companies will get £2,000 to encourage them to hire apprentices, and £1,500 to apprentices aged 25 or older, and £1,000 to hire trainees.

-£1bn for the DWP to help jobseekers in jobcentres.

-£100 million to create places on Level 2 and 3 training courses, and £250,000 to employ more careers advisors.

-A kickstart scheme which will directly pay employers to create new jobs for 16-to-24-year-olds at risk of longterm unemployment. These will be at least 25hrs a week and minimum wage.

-£1,000 jobs retention bonus for companies who keep furloughed workers on until January, though the furlough scheme ends in October.