UK job furlough scheme

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How a food bank is helping City service workers survive the pandemic
The Square Mile has the UK’s best paid workers, but it’s tough for the people whose jobs rely on them

Julia Kollewe

05, Apr, 2021 @1:48 PM

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While few jobs were lost to Covid, a closer look is less encouraging | Richard Partington
If the government intends to ‘build back better’ it needs to ensure better protection for workers

Richard Partington

05, Apr, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Dozens of aristocrats claim under UK furlough scheme
Dukes, earls and marquesses, some of them owners of inherited estates, have drawn on public funds

Rob Davies and Joseph Smith

05, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A year of Covid crisis: a glimmer of economic hope at the end of the tunnel
Twelve months after the pandemic struck the Guardian’s economic tracker reveals real risk of lasting damage

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

31, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK economy poised to recover after Covid-19 second wave
Our latest snapshot of key economic indicators shows the deficit soaring but unemployment holding steady

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

31, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘People are optimistic': Businesses look forward after 12 months of Covid
Early in the pandemic, we spoke to four bosses about how their businesses were faring. A year on, we ask them to about an extraordinary 12 months and what the future might hold

Mark Sweney, Gwyn Topham and Sarah Butler

27, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Employers claiming furlough up by more than 100,000 in January
Figures underline the impact of Covid restrictions imposed that month in UK

Rob Davies

26, Mar, 2021 @7:50 AM

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UK unemployment falls for first time in Covid-19 pandemic
Jobless rate drops to 5% in three months to January, representing 1.7 million people

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

23, Mar, 2021 @4:19 PM

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UK government urged to avoid fourth Covid lockdown after 67,000 retail jobs lost
British Retail Consortium warns more face unemployment if shops stay closed beyond 12 April

Sarah Butler

23, Mar, 2021 @2:43 PM

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UK furlough scheme cushions Covid blow, but job losses loom
Analysis: Rishi Sunak’s measures have held unemployment down, but cliff edges create instability

Phillip Inman

23, Mar, 2021 @11:10 AM

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Let’s not undermine UK furlough scheme | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a report on how billionaire tax exiles are getting government money

Letters

22, Mar, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Half of British workers had real-terms pay cut in 2020, study says
Resolution Foundation suggests official figures showing growth ‘hugely disrupted’ by furlough scheme

Hilary Osborne and agencies

22, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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