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Record numbers of people made redundant in the three months to September

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The Office for National Statistics has released new figures that show a record number of redundancies during the three months to September.

It’s reported that companies have made more workers redundant in anticipation of the end of the furlough scheme, initially due to end in October, but now extended until the end of March 2021.

If your income has changed and you’re struggling to pay for basic household essentials, we’ve made money available via local District Councils to provide small emergency grants to people in financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

The funds can be used for different things such as access to emergency short term support through shopping vouchers, utility top ups, paying for essential travel needs or essential advice and support services.

We have published information on our website about financial help you your local area – including links to national support – and information on what to do if you were employed but have lost your job.