Mersey Waves

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Summary

Around 10 million workers in the UK have been unable to do their jobs because of covid-19 and they have so far benefited from the furlough scheme, which essentially means the government is paying the majority of their wages and redundancies can be avoided but with the scheme set to end on the 31st of October, what does that mean for workers? And what does it mean for employers who have real concerns about covering the costs when it's anything but business as usual at the moment.

Show Notes

The coronavirus pandemic has been an unwelcome part of our lives for many months now impacting on everything from our physical and mental health right through to our daily routines and our jobs.   

Around 10 million workers in the UK have been unable to do their jobs because of covid-19 and they have so far benefited from the furlough scheme, which essentially means the government is paying the majority of their wages and redundancies can be avoided but with the scheme set to end on the 31st of October, what does that mean for workers?  And what does it mean for employers who have real concerns about covering the costs when it's anything but business as usual at the moment. 

We're chatting to three people who have taken advantage of the furlough initiative to find out about their experience and what the future looks like for them.

Presenter: Sarah Latcham
Panellists: Gemma McGowan owner of The Isla Gladstone, Millicent Jones Executive Director of Liverpool Philharmonic and Gethyn Jones cellist Liverpool Philharmonic
Producer/Editor: Niall Walsh
Recording Location: Zoom

What is Mersey Waves?

Produced by Liverpool City Council, each episode will dive in to a variety of topics – from music and film, culture and climate change right though to history, heritage and health. Through conversations with those in the know, we’ll shine a spotlight on different aspects of Liverpool life and explore subjects that matter to you.