Commenting on the monthly GDP figures published today (Friday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which show UK GDP rising 6.6% in July but still 11.7% below the position in February, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
"The big danger now is that the recovery loses momentum because of a surge in unemployment when the job retention scheme ends. The government must not throw away the good work of the scheme by ending it too abruptly. We need a successor scheme for businesses with a viable future that need support for longer."
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