Bernard Ponsonby on another u-turn by the UK treasury on furlough.
Finance secretary accused the Treasury of denying request for full furlough 'at any point' it is needed north of the border.
The scheme has been extended for a month as England enters a four-week lockdown.
A new job support scheme will replace furlough in November but is only designed to protect jobs deemed 'viable'.
A new job support scheme will see the Treasury help employers cover the full-time wages of people working 'viable' jobs.
Scottish Government analysis found extending the scheme until next June would bring major economic benefits.
The Scottish Hospitality Group has warned the sector is already 'on life support' with 90,000 jobs at risk.
Survey of Scottish businesses found more than 50% expect decrease in workforce when scheme ends.
Employers who bring back and retain furloughed staff will be in line for a 'job retention bonus' later this year.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak also confirmed employers must start paying towards staff costs from August.
The Scottish Government signalled its support for a proposal to bar companies registered in tax havens from receiving bailouts.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the ‘unprecedented job retention scheme will protect millions of jobs'.