UK job furlough scheme

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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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Furlough was an effective bridge, but many have yet to cross the Covid chasm
Analysis: mismatches between high-vacancy sectors and those receiving emergency support belie Sunak’s trust in market forces

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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What the government has to do to get the economy moving again
Ministers must sit down with businesses to work out a recovery plan to stop Britain’s economy falling into recession

Shevaun Haviland

01, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Covid cases rise as UK schools return and furlough scheme ends
Our latest snapshot of key economic indicators also finds record inflation and travel nearing pre-Covid levels

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @4:52 AM

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UK’s new £500m winter hardship fund branded as ‘sticking plaster’
Charities and Labour call grants for struggling families an ‘11th-hour bid to save face’ as furlough and benefit cuts loom

Patrick Butler and Jasper Jolly

30, Sep, 2021 @10:53 AM

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Ditching furlough scheme will add to UK’s economic woes, warn unions and firms
Rishi Sunak criticised for cutting off wage-subsidy lifeline that still supports over a million jobs

Larry Elliott and Richard Partington

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Tell us: how will you or your business be affected by the ending of the UK furlough scheme?
We’d like to hear from employers and employees what the end of the furlough scheme will mean for their jobs and businesses

Guardian community team

29, Sep, 2021 @11:42 AM

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Fears for 1 million furloughed staff with Sunak set to finally end scheme
After the success of the chancellors’s £70bn programme, there is uncertainty about the future direction of the economy

Larry Elliott

25, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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