Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the Commons the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, where the Government pays the salaries of furloughed workers, will continue until the end of October.
A north-east councillor has called for flexibility to be introduced to the UK Government's furlough scheme to help disadvantaged businesses.
Desperate workers have made a last-ditch plea in a bid to persuade an oil firm to change its stance on redundancies.
Employment lawyers have criticised a lack of clarity in the government’s coronavirus jobs retention scheme, highlighting it is unlikely to prevent “difficult decisions” for the oil and gas sector.
A number of staff at an Aberdeen oilfield equipment firm have been terminated following its decision to furlough hundreds of workers.
Worley has been branded a “disgrace” by union bosses after terminating workers without furlough at a Shetland oil and gas terminal.
An Aberdeen MP has raised concerns with the Scottish Government after it emerged 200 oil workers were set to be laid off instead of being furloughed.