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Number of furloughed employees hits 8.4 million

The Treasury has said that 8.4 million workers have now been furloughed under the government’s Job Retention Scheme, an increase of around 400,000 on last week.

Government’s Job Retention Scheme extended to October

Chancellor Rishi Sunak informed Parliament on Tuesday that the government’s Job Retention Scheme will be extended to October.

Chancellor to make announcement on Job Retention Scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will address MPs on Tuesday to outline the future of the government’s Job Retention Scheme, after he had warned that it was unsustainable in its current format.

Leaders Council: MD of Welsh manufacturing firm concerned about longevity of Job Retention Scheme

With the government poised to ease some of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown measures next week to encourage people to return to work and reboot the economy, the managing director of one Welsh manufacturing firm has told of his concerns that the government will look to phase out its Job Retention Scheme in June, just as many businesses are likely to need it.

"Charities must be able to survive": Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary owner discusses the impact of Covid-19 lockdown

In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, Geoffrey Grewcock, owner and founder of Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, discusses how the Covid-19 outbreak has affected the day-to-day running and potentially the very future of animal sanctuaries across the UK and further afield.

Reside Manchester MD "already seeing problems" with Job Retention Scheme

For many -- employers and employees alike -- the government's Job Retention Scheme has been nothing short of a godsend. But while the raft of financial measures announced by the Chancellor some weeks ago now are comprehensive, they are by no means flawless.

Protec Fire and Security: "Difficult to plan business" without clarification on Job Retention Scheme

Peter Doyle is the Managing Director of Protec Fire & Security, a company based in the North West that provides building fire safety systems designed to "save lives and protect property". The Parliamentary Review recently spoke with Peter about his thoughts on the government's "unprecedented" new scheme to protect jobs across the country.

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