Response to latest furlough data

Responding to the latest furlough figures published today, Nick Bowes, Chief Executive, Centre for London said:

“London still continues to have a disproportionate number of its workforce on furlough compared to every other region in the country, as well as the highest unemployment rate.

“While the furlough rate in the capital has fallen, there are still huge challenges for getting central London back on its feet given it is hospitality, arts and construction workers who are most likely to still be on furlough.

“What we also don’t know is how many of those who are no longer on furlough have returned to their jobs or how many might now be out of work.

“Central London’s economy is particularly delicate at the moment, and the government needs to recognise that a slower recovery for London will risk the whole country’s recovery too.”