The Conservative government are set to end both the furlough scheme and Universal Credit uplift on 30 September, in an attempt to further shift the burden of the Coronavirus pandemic off of the government and onto workers. The planned end to support this autumn would see the 1.9 million people still on furlough having to return to work, while those on Universal Credit would lose the £20 a week uplift brought in earlier in the pandemic.
The measures brought in by the government to replace the furlough scheme were unveiled this week. Under the new setup the most vulnerable workers in the economy will have the least support and no attempt has been made to prevent the potential for millions of redundancies when furlough is withdrawn at the end of this month.
Today (22 September 2020) it was announced that new COVID-19 restrictions were to come into place in an attempt to combat rising cases of the virus.
It has been revealed that some of Britain’s richest bosses and most notorious capitalists have been among those to benefit from the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.