Analysis shows 1,900 jobs in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock are at risk from plans to terminate the furlough scheme at the end of this month.

HMRC data reveals that 116,500 jobs remain furloughed in Scotland at the last count.

Of those, 1,900 jobs remain furloughed in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock.

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan Dorans is calling on the chancellor to postpone the end of the scheme.

“It is vital that the Chancellor finally listens to SNP calls to extend the furlough scheme and deliver financial support for hard hit businesses and sectors. There is now a very real danger that Tory complacency on jobs could result in rising redundancies in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock and across the UK.”With thousands of Scottish jobs under threat from Tory cuts, including 1,900 at risk in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock “The MP said last week: “I am urging Rishi Sunak to ensure the UK government does not withdraw support for jobs and businesses abruptly and prematurely.

“This is especially important, given the risks of covid this winter and the fragile state of the UK economy.”