Furlough scheme ends, fuelling unemployment fears

1.6m people are still being supported

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At the peak of the pandemic in May 2020, close to 90 million people had been furloughed
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At the peak of the pandemic in May 2020, close to 90 million people had been furloughed

The UK’s £70bn job retention scheme comes to an end today (30 September), stoking fears of a rise in unemployment figures.

At the peak of the pandemic in May 2020, close to 90m people had been furloughed and were being supported by the scheme. The latest figures from HMRC show 1.6m people are still being supported. While...

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