Almost nine million workers on furlough, latest Government figures reveal

The Government is picking up the wage bills of close to nine million furloughed workers, who are unable to do their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Around £17.5 billion has been claimed by more than one million firms who have sent their colleagues home as the country went into lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of the deadly virus.

Government figures released today, Tuesday June 2, show that 8.7 million jobs had been furloughed as of Sunday.

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source: Business Live

2020-06-02 20:23
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