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Furlough extension security for Brighton & Hove’s working people

May 13, 2020

Conservative Group Leader Steve Bell has said that the Chancellor’s announcement to extend the furlough scheme for workers has provided a big boost to workers and their families in Brighton & Hove.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement that the Conservative Government’s Job Retention Scheme will be extended by a further four months will mean that furloughed workers who qualify across Brighton & Hove will continue to receive 80% of their monthly income, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.


Councillor Bell said that the announcement would mean a lot to individuals and families right across the City.

“For the people of our City this will mean peace of mind at being able to pay the bills for another few months and beyond.

“A big decision like this has an impact at an individual level to individual lives of people across our City and it is fantastic that this Chancellor and Conservative Government are continuing to provide this support.

“It will have a benefit to people’s mental health as they plan for the future.

“The actions of this Conservative Chancellor will provide the best chance for people to keep their jobs not only now but into the future as the economy fires up again” he said.