Anneliese Dodds urges chancellor to announce indefinite extension before March budget

An indefinite extension and radical reform of the government’s flagship furlough scheme is urgently needed to save Britain from an unemployment crisis, the shadow chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, will say on Friday.

Amid fears that the Treasury will unwind support for the economy too quickly, Dodds will call for a “smart” extension of Rishi Sunak’s wage subsidy programme as part of an emergency package of measures.

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