Part-time workers will suffer most when furlough scheme ends

According to flexible working campaigners, Timewise, many part time workers who are currently on the government’s furlough scheme are very fearful of being made redundant. In July the UK government reduces the proportion of employees wages it subsidises to 70%, from 80%, with employers having to pay the missing 10%. Timewise is warning that the UK’s 7.8 million part-time workers, of which most are women, will bear the brunt of job losses when the furlough scheme eventually ends in September.

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