Furlough must be 'flexible and part-time', says BA

Furlough must be 'flexible and part-time', says BA

The Booksellers Association has said the government's furloughing scheme must be flexible to "protect businesses". It comes as Chancellor Rishi Sunak is due to announce a cut-off date for employee furlough applications.

Sunak is expected to confirm employers will be required to pay 20% of furloughed staff wages from the 1st August, in addition to national insurance payments, as state provision is reduced.

It is reported that Sunak will today (Friday 29th May) clarify a cut-off date for the scheme, after which no employees will be eligible for the furlough grant. He will also outline the e...

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