Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that furlough will be extended to March 2021, Charlotte Pickles, Director, Reform think tank, said:
“The extension of full furlough will provide welcome relief to those businesses and individuals facing a very difficult Winter.
“This will not, however, be sufficient to save jobs if the Government continues to resort to the blunt tool of lockdowns after December 2nd.
“It is essential that the next four weeks are used to fix NHS Test and Trace, which today reported its lowest ever performance statistics. Without this, a cycle of lockdown, release and repeat will drive even greater economic damage.”
Charlotte's commentary was covered by The Sun.