Chancellor Rishi Sunak has this afternoon announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to October 2020.


He announced that the scheme will be unchanged till the end of July 2020 but thereafter there will be greater flexibility to support the move back to work. From August to October 2020 furloughed employees will be able to be brought back part time.


Full details are to be published by the end of May 2020.