Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £1,000 "job retention bonus" for employers that bring workers back from furlough.
The UK could be heading into an "employment crisis", commentators have warned, as the number of employees on payrolls dropped by 612,000 in two months.
Updated to include the outlook on the services industry from the CBI Quarterly Service Sector Survey, May 2020.
A nationwide "lockdown" for everybody apart from key workers, announced by Boris Johnson last night, means that many employees will be working from home or unable to work at all from today.
The Office for National Statistics has published the latest productivity figures for the UK showing that output per hour rose only 0.1% in the third quarter of last year, compared to the same period in 2018.
Increasing minimum holiday entitlement and wages would help solve the UK's productivity crisis and stimulate economic growth, a think tank has suggested.
Pay awards across the private sector are worth a median 2% in the year to the end of August 2017, but some variation exists by industry.
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