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More than a fifth of UK employers plan redundancies, with the low paid most vulnerable to job losses

A survey from the HR and recruitment firm Adecco, has found that more than a fifth of UK employers plan to make redundancies over the next three months with hiring intentions at their lowest level for 15 years. Official data out later this week is likely to confirm a rise in UK unemployment in March, but will not include the numbers of those furloughed or who have applied for the government’s new income support scheme as a result of Covid-19. Meanwhile, research from the Resolution Foundation has highlighted that job losses are not being felt equally, with lower paid workers more likely to have lost their jobs or been furloughed than those on higher wages.

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