Germany to extend coronavirus furlough to 24 months

Germany to extend coronavirus furlough to 24 months

Germany to extend coronavirus furlough to 24 months

Germany is expected to extend its pandemic furlough scheme to 24 months after Angela Merkel indicated that she welcomed the proposal to let the Kurzarbeit programme run on. The chancellor’s spokesperson said on Monday she was “positively” inclined towards the suggestion to extend the scheme, which allows firms to put their staff on part-time work to reduce their cost.

By Miki