Furlough scheme to be extended through to October

SHARE:

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the Government furlough scheme will be extended through to October.

He said:

"The job retention scheme will be extended, for four months, until the end of October. 

"By that point, we will have provided eight months of support to British people and businesses. Until the end of July, there will be no changes to the scheme whatsoever.

"From August to October the scheme will continue, for all sectors and regions of the UK, but with greater flexibility to support the transition back to work.

"Employers currently using the scheme will be able to bring furloughed employees back part-time.

"We will ask employers to start sharing, with the government, the costs of paying people’s salaries.

"Further detail will follow by the end of May but I want to assure people one thing won’t change:

"Workers will, through the combined efforts of government and employers, continue to receive the same level of support as they do now, at 80% of their salary, up to £2,500." 

New statistics published today revealed the job retention scheme has protected 7.5 million workers and almost 1 million businesses.

The scheme will continue in its current form until the end of July and the changes to allow more flexibility will come in from the start of August. More specific details and information around its implementation will be made available by the end of this month.

The government will explore ways through which furloughed workers who wish to do additional training or learn new skills are supported during this period. It will also continue to work closely with the Devolved Administrations to ensure the scheme supports people across the Union.

The Chancellor’s decision to extend the scheme, which will continue to apply across all regions and sectors in the UK economy, comes after the government outlined its plan for the next phase of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The scheme is just one part of the government’s world-leading economic response to coronavirus, including an unprecedented package for the self-employed, loans and guarantees that have so far provided billions of pounds in support, tax deferrals and grants for small businesses.

Today the government is also publishing new statistics that show businesses have benefitted from over £14 billion in loans and guarantees to support their cashflow during the crisis. This includes 268,000 Bounce Back Loans worth £8.3 billion, 36,000 loans worth over £6 billion through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, and £359 million through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

Mike Cherry, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said:

"The Job Retention Scheme is a lifeline which has been hugely beneficial in helping small employers keep their staff in work, and it’s extension is welcome. Small employers have told us that part-time furloughing will help them recover from this crisis and it is welcome that new flexibility is announced today."

BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:

"The extension of the Job Retention Scheme will come as a huge help and a huge relief for businesses across the UK.

"The Chancellor is once again listening to what we’ve been saying, and the changes planned will help businesses bring their people back to work through the introduction of a part-time furlough scheme. We will engage with the Treasury and HMRC on the detail to ensure that this gives companies the flexibility they need to reopen safely.

"Over the coming months, the government should continue to listen to business and evolve the scheme in line with what’s happening on the ground. Further support may yet be needed for companies who are unable to operate for an extended period, or those who face reduced capacity or demand due to ongoing restrictions."

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:

"The Chancellor is confronting a challenging balancing act deftly. As economic activity slowly speeds up, it’s essential that support schemes adapt in parallel.

"Extending the furlough to avoid a June cliff-edge continues the significant efforts made already and will protect millions of jobs.

"Introducing much needed flexibility is extremely welcome. It will prepare the ground for firms that are reawakening, while helping those who remain in hibernation. That’s essential as the UK economy revives step-by-step, while supporting livelihoods.

"Firms will, of course, want more detail on how they will contribute to the scheme in the future and will work with government to get this right.

"Above all, the path of the virus is unpredictable, and much change still lies ahead. The government must continue to keep a watchful eye on those industries and employees that remain at risk. All schemes will need to be kept under review to help minimise impacts on people’s livelihoods and keep businesses thriving.

"The greater the number of good businesses saved now, the easier it will be for the economy to recover." 

$show=post

$show=404

[/fa-rss/ FEATURED]_$type=three$author=hide$cm=0$ct=0$va=0$hide=home

$show=post

[/fa-arrow-alt-circle-down/ READ ALL ABOUT IT:]_$type=one$m=0$c=1$cm=0$l=0$va=0$hide=home$sr=random

$type=three$m=0$l=0$c=6$cm=0$hide=home$source=random

Name

Book,1,Cleator Moor History,45,Cleator Moor News,134,Copeland Borough Council,98,Cumbria News,1812,Featured,80,News,2652,Photography,23,Photos For Sale,9,Photos Of Cleator Moor,9,Photos of Cumbria,14,UK News,297,Walking Routes,3,West Cumbria News,424,Your MP,56,
ltr
item
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland: Furlough scheme to be extended through to October
Furlough scheme to be extended through to October
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kQfJ-6jIxc0/XrqRYCIYb6I/AAAAAAAAZag/MTst_rk0NjIN7osE_Pg7AeqBl_sbW8VhwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1589285216783990-0.png
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kQfJ-6jIxc0/XrqRYCIYb6I/AAAAAAAAZag/MTst_rk0NjIN7osE_Pg7AeqBl_sbW8VhwCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/1589285216783990-0.png
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/2020/05/furlough-scheme-to-be-extended-through.html
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/2020/05/furlough-scheme-to-be-extended-through.html
true
4367044361856627147
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All SUGGESTED READING LITTLE IRELAND ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content