According to flexible working campaigners, Timewise, many part time workers who are currently on the government's furlough scheme are very fearful of being made redundant. In July the UK government reduces the proportion of employees wages it subsidises to 70%, from 80%, with employers having to pay the missing 10%. Timewise is warning that the UK's 7.8 million part-time workers, of which most are women, will bear the brunt of job losses when the furlough scheme eventually ends in September.
When G7 Foreign and Development Ministers meet in London this week they will discuss investing $15 billion in developing countries in the next two years. This development fund will help women access jobs and build resilient businesses to combat the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.