Furlough scheme ends after 18 months

At one point, it covered the wages of nearly a third of the country’s workforce. But today furlough comes to an end. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

Most economists believe that the multi-billion pound scheme saved Britain from mass unemployment during the Covid lockdown.

Now it is disappearing just as the economy faces a new shock – with gas, petrol and food prices shooting up, threatening a cost of living crisis.

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COVID-19: Furlough support scheme ends

The government furlough support scheme, which supported 8.9m people at it’s peak during the pandemic, closes today.

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Sky News Breakfast: Uncertainty for many, as furlough ends

On Sky News Breakfast today,

– An uncertain future for more than a million British workers, as the government ends the scheme along with other COVID support measures,

– The killer of Sarah Everard, Wayne Couzens, could be handed a whole life order when he’s sentenced,

– New measures to ease the fuel crisis as the government rolls out its reserve tankers, amid reports that petrol is being diverted from large firms to filling stations.

U.S. Capitol Police May Be Forced To Furlough Officers Due To Cash Crunch

The U.S, Capitol Police may be forced to furlough officers as funding for their salaries has been held up in the Senate by political infighting. NBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell reports from Capitol Hill.
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Kay Burley on Thursday July 1: Crossing the final furlough

On Sky News Breakfast with Kay Burley on Thursday the 1st of July:

– Nissan announce a huge investment – in Sunderland and in electric;
– the COVID furlough scheme comes to a close, but is it too soon?;
– and Diana, Princess of Wales would have been 60 today, an event being marked by her sons.

Plus all the day’s top stories and the weather where you are.

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