UK Chancellor extends furlough scheme until the end of October

With the latest government advice encouraging some sectors to return to work, but signalling that restaurants and pubs will not reopen before July or later, the Chancellor has announced an extension of the furlough scheme until the end of October.  The government’s contribution to salary costs will remain at 80%, with employers expected to pay the rest.  More flexibility is expected to be announced at the end of July to allow a phased transition back to work later in the year.

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