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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 →