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Avoiding an employment cliff-edge

With more than six million UK workers now having their wages paid by the state and 800,000 employers using the government's job retention scheme, just how viable is the scheme in the long-run?

Is it feasible to extend the scheme beyond its current cut-off date of the end of June, and if so how should the government be looking to adapt and extend the scheme further?

Likewise, what future shape should other employment protection measures taken in the wake of COVID-19, such as help the self-employed, now take as we come out of lockdown? Professor Jill Rubery, Director of the Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance Manchester Business School, discusses the most pressing issues of our time.


Blog posts give the views of the author, and are not necessarily those of Alliance Manchester Business School and The University of Manchester.

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