Rishi Sunak has provided the first details of how businesses are to share the cost of furloughed workers, surprising many by unveiling that firms will pay only employers' national insurance and pension contributions - estimated to be around 5% on average - from 1 August.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is likely to signal this week that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is winding down and is set to announce that the Government will no longer allow businesses to furlough employees.
More than three-quarters of City of London financial services workers feel they are at least as productive working from home during the lockdown as they were in the office with the lack of commuting commonly cited as a key reason.
The government has stated that non-EEA family members of any NHS, healthcare or social care worker who has died as a result of coronavirus, will receive immediate indefinite leave to remain, free of charge.
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