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200,000 workers hit by cut-off date added to furlough scheme

More than 200,000 more employees could now be furloughed following changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It will take applications from Monday from companies which have laid off workers. Initially, it only supported those already employed on February 28. The cut-off date is now to March 19. However, many recently employed workers will still miss out. Workers need to have been on the payroll by March 19 - the day before the scheme was first announced. This will not cover people who were not put on the PAYE system until later in the month.

Read more: BBC


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