Furlough scheme extended until end of October

Rishi Sunak

THE Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until the end of October, meaning furloughed workers will continue to receive 80% of their salary up to £2,500.

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak said that from the start of August, furloughed workers will be able to return part-time with employers being asked to pay a percentage towards the salaries of their furloughed staff.