Furlough number at a record low in final month of operation

The number of people on furlough fell to a record low during its last month of operation, according to new statistics published today (4 November).

Figures show a further 210,000 employees came off the scheme in September – and around half of the 1.1 million people still being supported were on flexible furlough working some of their hours.

Insolvency Service data also showed redundancy notifications remained low throughout September.

Since the end of April, as restrictions started to ease, 2.4 million people have left the scheme as the economy has reopened.

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