In Britain, around 25% workers furloughed; cos claim $9.9 bn as wage bills

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Around a quarter of employees in Britain have been furloughed and companies have claimed 8 billion pounds ($9.9 billion) from the government to sustain their wage bills during the coronavirus lockdown, tax authorities said on Monday. HM Revenue and Customs said on Twitter that 6.

3 million workers from 800,000 employers had been furloughed, citing figures up to midnight on Sunday. That accounts for 23% of Britain's 27.5 million private sector workers, according to the most recent labour market data, and underlines how heavily.

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