Category: Wages

Coronavirus: Wages of over Half of UK Adults Now Paid by British State
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Coronavirus: Wages of over Half of UK Adults Now Paid by British State

Almost a quarter of all British employees have been ‘furloughed’ in two weeks, meaning over half of the British adult population is now being paid by the government, possibly the highest proportion ever. The UK government announced the coronavirus job retention scheme, a state-funded programme where businesses slowing or suspending operations during the national lockdown…

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