In May, Rishi Sunak announced that the £100 billion furlough scheme would be wound down over the summer, with businesses having to share the cost of subsidising up to 80 per cent of individual workers' wages. Ministers fear an additional 2.5 million people could be left unemployed when the scheme ends in October.
A Government source said: “We’re facing a wave of unemployment not seen in this country for many years. So there is now a considerable focus on retraining and re-skilling those who may lose their jobs in the coming months, to match where new demand in the labour market will be.” Separately, firms have been told that the Government wants to prioritise infrastructure projects that can be completed in 18 months
ExcludedUK is a newly formed non-profit NGO and serves as a collective platform for those entirely or largely excluded from the UK Government's Covid-19 financial support measures. We are a rapidly growing organisation and an inclusive community, representing a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses, but all sharing one common thread: we are excluded.As an organisation we will play a crucial role in facilitating support and assistance on multiple levels, both for now and into the future.Our aim is to build a stronger platform, raise awareness, lobby for support, raise funds for legal challenges and help enable the changes that are needed for those excluded.Most importantly, our hope is that our efforts can help propel affected individuals and businesses forward in the face of adversity resulting from Covid-19 and being excluded from Government support, while equally ensuring we are all able to help each other emerge from this crisis.