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The government's scheme will pay 80% of an employee's monthly pay until 1 June.
The Treasury said the scheme could be extended if necessary.
CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn told the BBC's Today
While she said she expected clarity from the government "this week" about extending the national
A Treasury spokesperson said: "We've been taking unprecedented action at unprecedented speed to support businesses, jobs and our economy during this crisis - including through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
"The scheme is open for an initial three months and we hope conditions will improve sufficiently during this period. However, the Chancellor has been clear he will review extending it for longer if necessary."
From next Monday, companies will be able to provide data to HMRC of those employees who have been furloughed under the scheme.
Workers are eligible for the scheme provided that they began in their current employment on or before 28 February.
However, some people who changed jobs around this time have found themselves without any income.
Felicity Williams, age 30, handed in her notice at the Richmond-on-Thames estate agency where she worked on 27 February, with her last day set for 28 March.
"Obviously between those two dates it became apparent that the
Although government guidelines state that Ms Williams can go back to her previous employer and ask them to furlough her, she said the company is unwilling to help.
Ms Williams said she is also unable to claim universal credit because she lives with her boyfriend, who has savings and an income.
She said: "I have my own bills, I have my own credit cards, my own loans that I need to pay off, and obviously I've frozen them for the short term. But it is not going to help me out in terms of paying rent and bills and food."