Both workers and industries across the Nation welcome this news as we continue to operate in these very uncertain times.
This much-needed support not only allows for better planning for businesses, but it also provides much-needed security for workers and their families over the winter period.
Workers across the United Kingdom will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of the furlough scheme into Spring 2021, the Chancellor announced today, 5 November.
- businesses and people across the UK given certainty over winter months with further support announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak
- the furlough scheme will now be extended until the end of March – protecting millions of jobs across all nations
- the next self-employed income support grant will also increase from 55% to 80% of average profits – up to £7,500
Read the full government update here.