Storm ready – how to keep us afloat as unemployment hits

This report from UK think tank the JRF explains why the Government should introduce a new COVID-19 Job Support Scheme.

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) set to be withdrawn fully on 31 October, we are now on the eve of a coming wave of unemployment. We’ve created a COVID-19 Pre-Vaccine Job Risk Index to predict which jobs are most at risk, and who and where are most likely to be affected. Our analysis suggests that winding down the CJRS without a replacement will lead to big job losses in sectors such as hospitality and leisure that are likely to grow again post-pandemic.

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