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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Question for Treasury

UIN 33691, tabled on 23 March 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether businesses with workers with an increased risk of severe illness will be entitled to claim for the Worker Retention Scheme to ensure their salary is paid while they are following advice to stay at home.

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 www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme and www.gov.uk/guidance/work-out-80-of-your-employees-wages-to-claim-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme, which provides answers to these questions.

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