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One million off furlough

More than a million workers came off the furlough scheme in May as the economy reopened, leaving the scheme supporting the fewest people since the start of the pandemic.
At the end of May, 2.4 million people still relied on the scheme for their income, the latest HMRC figures show.
The furlough measures are being phased out by the end of September.
But with parts of the economy still limited by the virus, some firms are calling for an extension to the scheme.
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