Spring Budget 2021: Furlough scheme extended until September

Alongside SEISS grants

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The scheme was originally scheduled to end this month. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images
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The scheme was originally scheduled to end this month. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the UK furlough scheme through to the end of September this year as the pandemic continues to disrupt the economy.

The new extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), applied to the whole of the UK, will cover 80% of wages for those not working due to the pandemic, it was announced in today's Spring Budget....

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