It is estimated that close to a million jobs would have been lost in 2020, for the intervention of the government. Several economic policies were launched by the UK government to prevent such loss.
900,000 jobs would have been lost to COVID-19 2021
British companies have made plans to slash about 890, 000 jobs in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most job owners are fearful of their business running down and were making plans to retrench workers.
About 12,000 companies planned employment cuts to keep their business floating, however, by December the numbers had slightly reduced. The saving grace for the employers was the government furlough scheme which was launched to save jobs, and keep as many Britons as possible working.
According, to the British Insolvency Service, employers must let them know if they want to slash more than 25 or more jobs. Most sections of the UK economy were brought to a stalemate over a few months during the 2020 lockdown imposed by the government.