So long, Fur-well!: Furlough Scheme comes to an end

The UK’s £70bn Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) set up by Chancellor Rishi Sunak came to an end on Friday 1st October after supporting 11.6m jobs throughout the pandemic. The scheme came into force on 20th April 2020 and helped businesses retain employees by paying 80% of wages for furloughed workers.