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Rishi Sunak announced an extension to the furlough scheme until October

Rishi Sunak announced an extension to the furlough scheme until October

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Rishi Sunak announced an extension to the furlough scheme until October

Some Northern Ireland employers are facing staffing challenges as furloughed workers shun a return to work, it has emerged.

Two business owners have said they are struggling to get enough workers to help as business resumes.

The furlough scheme pays 80% of a worker's wages but is in theory only open to workers where their employers no longer have work for them as a result of the pandemic and lockdown.