Tag: furloughed

Coronavirus: More than half of furloughed staff ‘back at work’

Image copyright EPA More than half of the people furloughed during the pandemic are now back at work, a think tank has suggested. The Resolution Foundation said fewer than 4.5 million workers were currently furloughed, as employers begin contributions toward the scheme. It comes as some businesses face putting workers back on furlough after lockdown easing was halted in England.… Read more →

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Which areas have the most furloughed workers?

Image copyright Getty Images The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was created less than three months ago, but has already grown into perhaps the most expensive intervention by a British government to support the jobs market. Just under nine million jobs are currently having their wages paid by the taxpayer through the pandemic shutdown, and for the first time, the HMRC… Read more →

Coronavirus: More than a quarter of UK workers now furloughed

Image copyright Matthew Horwood Some 300,000 more UK workers have been furloughed in the past week, raising the total to 8.7 million since the start of the coronavirus crisis. That means more than a quarter of the workforce is now being supported by the £14bn-a-month scheme. Another 200,000 self-employed have taken up government grants, meaning 2.5 million have been handed… Read more →