Low-paid UK workers ‘most at risk of losing jobs when furlough ends’

Posted by on June 6, 2021 7:01 pm
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Resolution Foundation’s analysis is in line with experience of financial crisis more than 10 years ago

Low-paid workers face the highest risk of losing their jobs when the UK government’s furlough scheme ends in September, according to analysis by a leading thinktank.

The government’s coronavirus job retention scheme, which pays 80% of furloughed workers’ wages, is widely believed to have prevented millions of job losses when the economy collapsed but economists are concerned that some jobs will still not be viable when it ends on 30 September.

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