Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to extend the government’s furlough scheme beyond its October cut-off point as job losses soar, and parts of the UK enter a second lockdown. In this live Q&A with the FT’s chief UK business correspondent Daniel Thomas, and personal finance editor Claer Barrett, we answer your questions about how the scheme could be adapted. What measures do you think could help you retain staff, or even start hiring again? Do you think that the hardest-hit sectors of the economy should receive greater support, or should the government prioritise money to boost training and skills?


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