Noctua Posted February 3, 2021 Share Posted February 3, 2021 Well, here it is, folks. The cue to warn us that this will last ALL YEAR. Quote Rishi Sunak has been warned by the leaders of Britain’s most influential business groups and the trade union movement that he risks plunging Britain into a period of mass unemployment unless he extends the furlough scheme. Before the budget on 3 March, both sides of industry told the chancellor that the economy was too fragile to end the wage subsidy scheme at the end of April and that he risked undoing the efforts to protect jobs over the past year if he did so. Frances O’Grady, the TUC general secretary, said Sunak should not wait until the budget but should announce immediately that furlough – which has cost the Treasury almost £50bn so far – would remain in place until the end of the year. Extend furlough or risk mass unemployment, industry and unions warn Sunak | UK job furlough scheme | The Guardian 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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