Employers asked to pay more under furlough scheme changes

29 May 2020

While the Government is currently paying 80% of workers' salaries up to £2500 a month for some 8.4 million workers under its furlough scheme, it has made clear that it cannot continue to provide this unprecedented level of support for an indefinite period.

Chancellor stands behind firms as more forced to close

23 March 2020

In what he described as an unprecedented economic intervention, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a package of measures to protect people’s jobs, to offer more generous support to those who are without employment and to strengthen the safety net for those who work for themselves.