As per the title really.
So I was furloughed with effect from the 1st of April because my employer paid my wages in full for the whole of March. I received my first furlough salary on 24 April. I have to say, I’m quite impressed by the speed this all happened and if I’m honest, even a 20 percent reduction in my wage isn’t an issue. My Wife is working from home and is therefore not forking out £40 a week on petrol and I’m not spending any money on myself, so we’re no worse off than before the lockdown commenced. I’m also fortunate that I have a final salary pension paid monthly.
I’d go fruit picking if I lived anywhere near a fruit farm, but seeing as I’m not allowed to travel, the fruit farmers can keep flying in their workers from Romania because after all, that is far cheaper and makes absolute financial sense