Coronavirus UK LIVE: Chancellor Rishi Sunak extends furlough scheme until end of October

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CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak has today confirmed the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of October.

The job-retention scheme will remain the same until July, but after August there will be changes, including the ability to able to pay people part time instead.

The furlough scheme is currently paying 7.5 million workers 80 per cent of their wages – up to a limit of £2,500 per month.

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