Coronavirus furlough scheme to be gradually withdrawn, Sunak says

The UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the furlough scheme put in place during lockdown will start to change from August, when employers will be asked to resume paying their staff’s national insurance and employer pension contributions. They will then have to pay 10% of wages in September and 20% in October
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During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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    Rish Sunak is a British Conservative Party MP, who was originally elected as a Member of Parliament in the Richmond (Yorks) constituency in 2015.

    His father-in-law is billionaire founder of Indian IT giant, Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy.

    Sunak experienced a meteoric rise, first to be selected for the “safest” Conservative seat in the UK, he would later become the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in under five years.

    Brief Biography Here.

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