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MPs’ call for furlough scheme extension

Published 11th Sep 2020

Unions and business leaders have welcomed a new report which suggests that the UK Government’s furlough scheme should be extended in a “targeted” way.

The Treasury Select Committee said this morning that Chancellor Rishi Sunak may spark mass unemployment if the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which covers the salaries of furloughed workers, comes to an abrupt end October as planned.

The Resolution Foundation’s chief executive Torsten Bell said the Chancellor needed to reconsider plans to phase out support, and called the committee’s report “essential reading for Treasury officials”.

You can read the full Retail Gazette article here: https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2020/09/unions-business-leaders-back-mps-call-for-furlough-scheme-extension/

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