UK Furlough scheme extended

The government payment scheme for furloughed workers has been extended into June.

More than nine million workers are expected to be furloughed, or put on state-paid leave, under the government’s job retention scheme.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed the wage subsidy will continue for another month.

He added it could be extended further “if necessary”.

“With the extension of the coronavirus lockdown measures yesterday, it is the right decision to extend the furlough scheme for a month to the end of June to provide clarity,” Sunak said.

Source: BBC News. Clarification for Scotland required but believed to be included.