The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), under which employees may be furloughed, has been extended to the end of October.
Further details are to be published this month but the scheme will apply as it is until the end of July with changes expected from August onwards.
Further information on the CJRS may be found at:
Mr Sunak confirmed that employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500. But he said the government will ask companies to "start sharing" the cost of the scheme from August onwards.