1/5 of Wokingham’s workforce furloughed due to pandemic
A fifth of Wokingham’s workforce has been furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic new figures reveal.
Across the South East, 1,387,400 people are currently at home – 17,200 of them are in Wokingham borough.
Meanwhile neighbouring town Bracknell has furloughed 15,000 and 19,800 have received wage support in Reading.
The data, published by HM Revenue & Customs, calculates the number of people helped by the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Self-Employment Income Sup