The rush to furlough has had serious consequences for consultants

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Senior PRP partner Brendan Kilpatrick urges Boris Johnson to review the job retention scheme

The government’s coronavirus job retention scheme is a unique and incredibly important civil intervention. However with hastily introduced policy there is a danger of unintended consequences.

Companies across the UK have taken advantage of the government’s safety net, including housing developers and housing associations, by placing on furlough huge swathes of their office-based employees.

But many of the projects being worked on by these members of staff did not necessarily need to stop overnight.

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