Covid UK news – Rishi Sunak hints at furlough extension for the 2021 budget & promises help as Covid lockdown eases

RISHI Sunak has hinted at an extension to England’s furlough scheme, promising “a Budget that provides support for people” as Covid lockdown rules are eased.

Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, the chancellor insisted he would continue to do whatever it takes to support people and businesses in the UK through the pandemic.

At the earliest restrictions in England are set to be fully lifted by 21 June.

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