MP welcomes figures outlining the number of furloughed employees returning to work
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Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has welcomed the number of employees returning to work, as the UK Government’s furlough scheme continues to wind down.
He has also praised the number of jobs still being protected by the furlough scheme, which was extended to the end of September by the UK Government.
A total of 5300 people are still being protected in Aberdeenshire but across Scotland, 26,500 employees returned to work over the course of July.
Mr Duguid is supportive of the focus being on getting people back into work in Banff and Buchan with restrictions having been eased for the last month.
He said: “The UK Government’s furlough scheme has protected vital jobs and livelihoods across Banff and Buchan throughout the pandemic and is continuing to do so.
“With restrictions having eased over the last month, it is welcome to see more employees continuing to return to work across Aberdeenshire thanks to the UK Government’s ambitious plan for jobs.
“There must continue to be a focus on getting people back into work and accelerating our economic recovery. The UK Government have stepped up at every turn to support jobs during the pandemic and the furlough scheme has shown the strength of being part of the Union during this sort of crisis."