Furlough Scheme Ends with Almost 1 Million Left in Limbo

The furlough scheme closed on Thursday, with uncertainty ahead for people who have not yet returned to work. Nearly one million workers were expected to be on the scheme at the end of September, according to estimates by the Office for National Statistics. It is unclear how many of those still were relying on it […]

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UK Lockdown Rebound Stronger Than First Thought

The economic rebound triggered by the easing of COVID-19 restrictions during spring was stronger than initial estimates, official figures show. From April to June the UK’s economy grew by 5.5%, which was higher than the previous estimate of 4.8%, the Office for National Statistics said. Spending on retail and hospitality surged after lockdowns lifted. However, […]

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