The chancellor has already extended the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) scheme once and is under pressure to do so again. Various business groups have warned of mass redundancies unless taxpayer support continues beyond the end of June.
But Rishi Sunak said he is preparing to phase out the scheme as the economy begins to unlock.
“To anyone anxious about this I want to reassure them that there will be no cliff-edge to the furlough scheme,”
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