Another day another announcement from HM Treasury

In the last few minutes on April 17th , HM Treasury has announced the coronavirus job retention scheme (the furlough scheme) has been extended from 31 May 2020 to the end of June.

This is doubtless because large businesses were due to start 45 days’ collective redundancy consultation today, in order to not fall foul of the collective redundancy rules if they were planning to make more than 100 people redundant at the planned end of the furlough scheme, 31 May.