Treasury committee urges Sunak to rethink end to furlough scheme

Report adds to pressure on chancellor to continue targeted support for struggling sectors

Pressure has mounted on the government to rethink the decision to bring its wage subsidy scheme to an end next month after an influential group of MPs said Rishi Sunak should continue to provide targeted support to struggling sectors of the economy.

The Treasury selected committee said viable businesses would go to the wall unless they continued to receive support from the state and urged the chancellor to “carefully consider” targeted extensions to the furlough scheme.

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