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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Question for Treasury

UIN 33752, tabled on 23 March 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether workers who had their hours of work cut in response to the covid-19 outbreak prior to the announcement of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be eligible for support at the rate of pay commensurate with the original number of hours worked.

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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