Jardine calls for furlough extension

Local MP Christine Jardine and Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson has called for furlough to be extended until the end of the year following the latest disappointing employment figures.

Christine said: “This is a sharp reminder there is a lot of work to be done to repair the damage done by the pandemic.

"We must not be lulled into any false sense of security by the furlough scheme, which has protected millions of jobs but is due to end in September.

“To support people we need to see the furlough scheme maintained at least until the end of the year, and a Revenue Compensation Scheme that will allow small businesses to retain and hire staff.”

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