Sunak to reject furlough extension calls despite ‘freedom day’ delay

Initially set as 21 June, Boris Johnson confirmed yesterday (14 June), that due to the rising number of cases of the new Delta variant of the coronavirus, ‘freedom delay’ has been delayed until 19 July


Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly set to reject calls for an extension of the furlough scheme and business rates report to businesses despite the prime minister announcing a four-week delay to the lifting of restrictions. 

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