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As the furlough scheme starts to wind down, rumours are swelling about what the restrictions will look like after Freedom Day on July 19.

As of July 1, employers now have to contribute 10% of furloughed workers wages while the government will contribute 70% rather than the original 80%. It is estimated that 1.5 million workers are still on furlough.

The amount employers will need to contribute will increase to 20% from August 1, with the government contribution decreasing to 60%.

Meanwhile, rules on mandatory face covering are expected to be scrapped after July 19.

The one metre plus social distancing rule is also expected to be scrapped, along with the rule of 6 and limits on households mixing.

This comes after Boris Johnson has insisted that life will come back as close to normal as possible on the new Freedom Day.

For businesses still struggling from Coronavirus related complications, apply for the NFRN COVID-19 Hardship Fund. More information can be found here.

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