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12 May 2020

The new normal: Furlough scheme extended to October 2020

The UK’s furlough scheme is to be extended until October 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

The Chancellor said that employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500, however, companies will be expected to "start sharing" the cost of the scheme from August 2020.

The Chancellor told the Commons that from August, the scheme would continue for all industries and sectors across the country but with greater flexibility to back the transition back to work.

Employers currently using the scheme would be allowed to bring furloughed employees back on a part-time basis.

Around 7.5 million workers are now covered by the scheme.

Jo Davis

Jo Davis

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