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The end of furlough: Londoners and workers over 50 will be hardest hit – new research
Sep 29, 2021 | The Conversation
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After 19 months of paying to help UK workers to stay in their jobs during the pandemic, the government furlough scheme finishes at the end of September. The cost of almost £70 billion has been enormous, but the scheme has been a clear success story. It is generally credited with the muted fall in employment during the pandemic, which has been considerably smaller than during the 2007-09 financial crisis and the recession that followed.

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