Spring Budget 2021: Furlough scheme extended until September

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

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. However, Sunak detailed that employers will be expected to make a "small contribution of just 10%" towards payments to CJRS from July, rising to 20% in August and September as government support tapers off and focus shifts to reopening the economy. "For employees, there will be no change to the terms. They will continue to receive 80% of their salary for hours not worked until the...

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