05 Nov Coronavirus: Furlough scheme extended until March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces | Politics News
The furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March, the chancellor has announced.
Rishi Sunak made the announcement in a statement to MPs in the Commons, telling them that the payments would remain at 80% of people’s wages.
The policy will be reviewed in January, he said.
“Our highest priority remains the same: to protect jobs and livelihoods,” Mr Sunak said.