Article preview: With the furlough scheme coming to an end in April, a think tank is encouraging the government to gradually phase out the support or risk mass unemployment. According to the Resolution Foundation, Chancellor Rishi Sunak should set out in his Budget statement next month an approach which lessens the impact of the scheme ending. The Foundation revealed that nearly two million workers are either long-term unemployed or long-term fully furloughed.
Furlough extension proposals ahead of the Budget
This 788-word blog post examines new research and proposals from the Resolution Foundation, encouraging an extension to the furlough scheme before a gradual phasing out of support, and additional measures to support job creation post-Covid. Written on 18th February 2021.
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