Make UK: Industry calls for Job Retention Scheme extension for critical sectors

Failure to extend will leave UK out of step with competitors and risk recovery in the slow lane

The Job Retention Scheme must be extended for critical, strategic industrial sectors or risk the loss of key skills leaving the UK in the slow lane behind major competitors in recovering from the pandemic.

The call was made by Make UK on the back of its latest Manufacturing Monitor tracking survey which shows strong support for the measure from industry with over 62% of companies either agreeing or strongly agreeing with the proposal. Just under 14% of companies surveyed disagreed with the proposal.