Jobs could be cut if the government pay scheme for workers is not extended this weekend. 

Unless the government clarifies its position on whether the scheme will be extended beyond the end of May, there could be a major impact for businesses, who will need to decide whether they need to start redundancy processes next week in order to comply with required consultation periods (depending on the numbers involved).   

The chancellor has previously been clear that he will review extending the scheme for longer if necessary. Let's hope an official decision to extend the scheme will be given before Monday.