Connect with us

Fashion

UK furlough scheme extended until end of September

Avatar

Published

on

UK furlough scheme extended until end of September

The UK government has announced it is extending the country’s furlough scheme again, this time until the end of September.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said Wednesday the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – which sees the government pay 80 percent of employees’ wages for hours not worked due to the pandemic – will be extended by a further three months.

But companies will be asked to pay 10 percent of those wages in July and 20 percent in August and September as the scheme is phased out.

The Labour party said the extension should have been announced months earlier.

Additionally, around 600,000 more self-employed workers will be eligible for government financial help.

From April, a new grant will be available from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) worth 80 percent of three months’ average trading profits up to 7,500 pounds.

‘Light at the end of the tunnel’

The furlough scheme was first introduced in March 2020 as a lifeline for employees and businesses alike during the first lockdown and has now been extended three times. Since its inception, it has protected more than 11 million jobs, according to the government.

“Our Covid support schemes have been a lifeline to millions, protecting jobs and incomes across the UK,” Sunak announced Wednesday afternoon.

“There’s now light at the end of the tunnel with a roadmap for reopening, so it’s only right that we continue to help business and individuals through the challenging months ahead – and beyond.”

Last week, Boris Johnson announced a “cautious” roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions over the coming months, which includes reopening non-essential stores from April 12 and lifting all restrictions on social distancing by June 21.

Nicola Sturgeon then announced just a few days later that Scotland’s non-essential retailers would be able to reopen from April 26.

Image: FashionUnited

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fashion

Video: Anne Barge SS22 collection

Avatar

Published

on

By

Video: Anne Barge SS22 collection

In this video, fashion label Anne Barge has presented its SS22
collection at New York Bridal Fashion Week (NYFW).

Watch the video below.

Do you want to see more clothing collections? Click here to view the FashionUnited Marketplace.

Video: VRAI Magazine via YouTube

Photo credit: VRAI Magazine, YouTube

Continue Reading

Fashion

Fila collaborates with Flock Together initiative on capsule

Avatar

Published

on

By

Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together

Sportswear label Fila has unveiled a collaboration with birdwatching initiative Flock Together in the form of an apparel and footwear capsule, to be exclusively sold through LN-CC.

In a range of hike-wear gear made for urban exploring, the collection intends to bring people into nature and engage with their community. The selection includes a reinvented version of the Fila Trailblazer hiking shoe and two shearling fleece designs.

The colourways of the line are inspired by the Kingfisher bird, with a scannable near field communication (NFC) tag present in the hiking shoe that takes buyers to a dedicated page outlining the best places in the UK to spot a Kingfisher.

Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together

15 percent of all sales of the collection will go towards the Flock Together community fund.

Buying and creative director at LN-CC, Reece Crisp, expressed his enthusiasm over the collaboration in a release, stating: “We’re super excited for LN-CC to be part of this project.

“Flock Together encompasses everything that’s great about community and wellness, two driving forces that are integral to LN-CC too.

“Flock Together’s growth has been both a reaction to, and antidote from, a difficult eighteen months by bringing people together and encouraging outdoor consciousness, so we are honoured to share our platform in amplifying its much-needed positivity while working with Fila in creating this tribute to the Kingfisher.”

Flock Together, founded back in the 2020 covid-19 lockdowns, brings BIPOC together to engage in birdwatching and other nature-oriented activities.

It has previously partnered on an event with Timberland, hosting a range of spoken word presentations at the nature reserve, Woodbury Wetlands. Sponsored by the apparel label, the event aimed to promote the voices in its growing community adjacent to guiding guests through the nature reserve.

Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
Continue Reading

Fashion

Video: Jenny Yoo SS22 collection

Avatar

Published

on

By

Video: Jenny Yoo SS22 collection

In this video, fashion label Jenny Yoo has presented its SS22 collection
at New York Bridal Fashion Week (NYFW).

Watch the video below.

Do you want to see more clothing collections? Click here to view the FashionUnited Marketplace.

Video: Jenny Yoo via YouTube

Photo credit: Jenny Yoo, YouTube

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2021 GangMag.com