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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

The Covid-19 global pandemic has changed everything. Four short months ago we had workers who worked in viable businesses, now laid off on furlough with an uncertain future.

We have also seen just who the essential workers are in our economy and society in recent times but the harsh reality is that many of these essential workers have been under-valued both socially and economically.

The crisis has created the space and the opportunity for us to reset, to consider how we want our society and economy to change and improve.