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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Question for Treasury

UIN 33683, tabled on 23 March 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the wage grant under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be made available to employees working reduced hours.

Answered on

21 April 2020

The Government seeks, as far as possible, to protect people’s jobs and incomes. This is an unprecedented jobs retention scheme and the Government has been working hard to set out further details on the scheme. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is open to any individual who was on an employer’s PAYE payroll on 19 March 2020. Full details can be found in the guidance available at and, which provides answers to these questions.

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