MP calls for investigation after banks refuse mortgages for workers furloughed the month prior

MPs are demanding an investigation after it emerged leading High Street banks are refusing mortage applications for furloughed workers. The claims directly go against promises made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak that people using the governement support scheme would not be blacklisted by lenders.   High Street banks including NatWest, Nationwide and Lloyds admit they reject mortgage and … Read more

How many people are STILL furloughed in your area? ONS map reveals the areas where most are off work

How many people are STILL furloughed in your area? ONS map reveals the areas of the UK where most people have been off work in the latest lockdown By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 11:12 BST, 30 March 2021 | Updated: 11:24 BST, 30 March 2021 A new interactive map sheds new light … Read more

Furloughed joiner, 51, spends two MONTHS clearing piles of sand – only for council to put it back

Furloughed joiner, 51, spends two MONTHS clearing mounds of windblown sand from cycle path after woman fell and broke her collar bone – only for council to dump more in its place while clearing the pavement Chris Truett, 51, sprang into action in Southport, Merseyside, after seeing sand He began tidying up 25 tonnes after … Read more

Staffordshire grandfather took his own life after he was furloughed, inquest hears

A grandfather took his own life after struggling to cope with being furloughed and not being able to see his much-loved family – in particular his granddaughter, ‘the apple of his eye’ – during lockdown. Malcolm Mather, also known as Clive, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was found dead by a dog walker near dense woodland last … Read more

Covid UK: Ofsted warns pupils’ education cannot be ‘furloughed’

The head of England’s schools watchdog today warned that education cannot be ‘furloughed’ as Left-wing councils joined the revolt against Government plans to keep schools open. Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman said school closures should be kept to the ‘absolute minimum’, revealing that the first lockdown disrupted children’s learning and wider development. Writing in the … Read more

Meet the furloughed worker who turned a gift into a £1million business

A woman who was furloughed in May due to the coronavirus has since made £1million after turning an idea to cheer up her colleagues into a new business. Natalie Bamford, 35, from Derby, worked as an expedite services assistant at technology company Selenity. She was one of the millions to be furloughed this year as … Read more

JCB worker, 53, who was driven to drink by being furloughed was found dead inquest hears

JCB worker, 53, who was driven to drink by being furloughed was found dead at foot of the stairs by his wife after suffering cardiac arrest triggered by excess alcohol, inquest hears Craig Batkin, 53, collapsed at his home in Stoke-on-Trent on May 17  He had been furloughed for two months by JCB digger company His … Read more

Berkshire death: Furloughed property firm boss was found dead on floor by his pregnant wife

Furloughed BA customer service agent who was told to reapply for his old job on a lower salary was found dead from alcohol poisoning on floor by his pregnant wife , inquest hears Dharmindera Kalyan, known as Darsi, furloughed from high-ranking position He was offered his old job back but with reduced pay just days … Read more

Butlin’s ‘is yet to tell up to 1,000 furloughed staff if they will keep their jobs when scheme ends’

Holiday camp operator Butlin’s ‘is yet to tell up to 1,000 furloughed staff if they will keep their jobs when scheme ends in October’ Holiday firm Butlin’s is currently operating at half of its usual capacity They said they haven’t made a decision about workers on the furlough scheme Furlough scheme is due to end … Read more

Rishi’s grants for furloughed employees won’t save jobs, warn bosses 

Chancellor’s £1,000 grants won’t save jobs, warn bosses as firms are forced to contribute to wages of furloughed staff for the first time By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 BST, 31 August 2020 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 31 August 2020 Business leaders have warned that the Chancellor’s job retention bonuses will not … Read more