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What next for furloughed staff and this year’s graduates?

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 22 APRIL 2020

Centre for Brexit Studies Researcher David Hearne has shared his thoughts and views on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact the ongoing crisis and lockdown is having on workers across the UK.

In a video shared this week, the expert discussed the 140,000 firms that have applied for help to pay their wage bill through the government's job retention scheme, and if there is a risk that many of the furloughed workers could end up losing their jobs further down the line.

David also discussed the impact the crisis could have on employment for this year’s university graduates, and if there will be a shortage of jobs for young people. He also discusses the help that European citizens, that are waiting for the permanent right to settle in the UK and may not be able to have unemployment benefits, need from the Government. 

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