Continued furlough scheme welcome support for legal sector

News the chancellor is to extend the furlough scheme through to the end of October was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales.

“The extension of the Job Retention Scheme will come as a big help for firms, particularly small ones," said Simon Davis, president of the Law Society of England and Wales.

“All the signs are that emerging from lockdown is likely to be a slow process. The furlough scheme is a necessary support for firms as they seek to retain employees in the hope work returns.

“The legal sector is no exception – solicitors’ firms are often the weather vane for economic health. It is most welcome that the scheme will evolve to help employers bring back staff part time. We will be considering other implications of the changes – such as employer contribution – as the details emerge.”

Notes to Editors

Read the government’s announcement on extending the furlough scheme

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