Chancellor ‘considering short-time wage subsidy’

HM Treasury is considering a successor to the furlough scheme that could be similar to Germany’s short-time wage subsidy system, government sources have indicated. The Guardian reported that chancellor Rishi Sunak has been looking at options for the end of the...

More employees now commuting than at any stage of pandemic

Nearly two thirds of working adults have returned to commuting to work, according to latest government figures, although many are only doing so part-time. Against a backdrop of fears over a new UK lockdown, the Office for National Statistics revealed in its...

National living wage could be frozen next year

The government may be considering a freeze on the national living wage as it counts the cost of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report in the Sunday Telegraph, the plans to increase the national living wage from £8.72 to £9.21 in April 2021 are seen as...