Alistair Cromwell, Acting Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, says:
“Today’s announcement is hugely welcome and will help provide both employees and employers with some certainty through the turmoil of the next five months.
“We’ve seen how important the safety net of the furlough scheme has been in protecting jobs, ensuring those workers who are most vulnerable aren’t put at unnecessary risk, and safeguarding viable businesses.
“The government was right to introduce it back in March and it is right to extend now.”
Citizens Advice is currently helping one person every two minutes with a redundancy issue
Since March, advisers have supported more than 31,000 people with one-to-one advice on redundancy
The charity’s redundancy web pages have been viewed more than 2.4 million times since March
Throughout October, “redundancy” was the most-searched term on the Citizens Advice website