UK job furlough scheme

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UK Covid scheme indirectly discriminated against maternity leave takers, court rules
But ruling will not allow self-employed women whose income support was hit during pandemic to claim rebates

Alexandra Topping

24, Nov, 2021 @12:45 PM

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HMRC boosts efforts to recoup £1bn in suspect Covid payouts
UK tax officials have opened 26,500 investigations over pandemic support claims since spring

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @6:43 PM

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UK jobs market booms despite end of furlough scheme
Unemployment rate drops to 4.3% as businesses recruit after removal of Covid restrictions

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @12:03 PM

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UK economy begins to emerge from Covid but old problems remain
Analysis: End of furlough has not driven up unemployment, but issues such as low productivity still exist

Larry Elliott Economics editor

16, Nov, 2021 @8:40 AM

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End of furlough scheme had smaller than feared impact on unemployment
Supported workers still more likely to lose jobs, but sector shortages cushion worst anticipated effects

Michael Savage

14, Nov, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Over £5.5bn of Covid support funds lost to fraud or error
HMRC says nearly 9% of furlough scheme was fraudulently claimed or otherwise wrongly paid out last year

Rupert Neate

04, Nov, 2021 @8:08 PM

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Why is the Bank of England considering an interest rate rise?
Rising inflation and winding down of Covid likely to weigh on central bank’s decision makers

Phillip Inman

04, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK public borrowing falls despite fuel crisis and supply chain issues
Stronger tax receipts and end to furlough scheme credited with faster than expected fall

Phillip Inman

21, Oct, 2021 @7:35 AM

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Sunak v Kwarteng row lays bare tensions at top of UK government
Analysis: business secretary hinting at need to help firms has irked a chancellor keen to cut spending

Heather Stewart

11, Oct, 2021 @2:41 PM

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Two in three UK firms expect to raise prices in Christmas run-up, poll finds
BCC warning comes as Greggs flags price pressures amid surge in fuel and energy costs

Larry Elliott and Sarah Butler

05, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Rishi Sunak to announce £500m ‘plan for jobs’ extension
The chancellor will lay out a package of measures designed to stem rise in unemployment as furlough ends

Heather Stewart and Jessica Elgot

03, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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‘Missing workforce’ could ease Britain’s labour market crisis
Vacancies are at record levels, so why are millions of people looking for jobs and what can be done to help them?

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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