Covid-19: Furlough ‘kick in teeth’ for firms and ‘Covid jab scammers nearly got me’

In Wales, unions have warned that making businesses contribute more towards furloughed workers’ wages could push firms “off a cliff edge” as they try to recover from the pandemic. Under the furlough scheme, which came into force in spring last year, the government initially paid 80% of the wages of people who could not work – up to a monthly limit of £2,500. But as the initiative has been gradually winding down with the easing of lockdown restrictions, employers have been asked to pay 10% towards the wages of staff – which is due to rise to 20%. The TUC in Wales says the move could endanger jobs, and has called for it to be delayed. The UK government said the scheme was in place until September.

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