Rishi Sunak’s desperate pleading with company bosses not to lay off their furloughed employees once the scheme ends next month will cut no ice with those who must balance the books in the real world of business.
Now that’s a spectacular early Christmas present for the Chancellor, and more importantly for more than 80,000 people, who are no-longer listed as being out of work.
Employment levels maybe stabilising, but youth unemployment remains high and is one of the biggest threat to the UK economy’s future. We have to give them the skills for the future because if we don’t charge our economic batteries by training young people now they’ll go flat. Without skilled people powering our economy, we won’t have the energy to drive the country forward.