September 30, 2021
LONDON (Reuters) – The proportion of workers still on Britain’s furlough programme, which closes on Thursday, fell to 5% during the two weeks to Sept. 19, down from 6% in the previous two weeks, an official survey of businesses showed.
Data from the Office for National Statistics also showed spending on payment cards rose to 95% of its pre-pandemic level in February 2020 last week, up from 93% in the previous week.
(Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by William Schomberg)
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