The Conveyancing Association and other industry bodies have called on the chancellor to enable greater flexibility in furlough arrangements 

The Conveyancing Association and other industry bodies have called for more flexibility in furlough arrangements in an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.

The request comes amind reports that the chancellor will ban firms for furloughing further staff as he aims to wind the scheme down by the end of October.

However, in the letter, dated 22 May, ten representative bodies for the conveyancing industry called on the government to build greater flexibility into the job retention scheme to avoid “a logjam in the market” as it starts back up after lockdown restrictions are lifted.

The industry predicts that now that conveyancing is permitted to continue, there will be an initial ...

Hannah Gannagé-Stewart
Deputy Editor
Solicitors Journal

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