Article preview: Will the government need to do more to support workers during the coronavirus crisis. According to Citizens Advice, the financial support package revealed to date could be undermined by confusion and patchy use of the job retention scheme by some employers. Frontline advisers at the charity are seeing regular examples of people who risk falling through the cracks, despite entitlement to government support.
Falling household incomes could require more support
This 464-word blog post considers research from charity Citizens Advice which found that 6 million people in the UK, equivalent to 18% of the total workforce, have already experienced a cut in hours or redundancy. Almost one in four have lost household income due to the coronavirus crisis, with 8% losing 80% or more of their household income. Written on 14th April 2020.
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