Skip to main content

Shipping: Employment

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL8632, tabled on 30 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to protect jobs in the UK maritime sector.

Answered on

14 October 2020

Since the beginning of this crisis the Department has engaged heavily with the maritime trade unions, representative bodies and industry to understand the scale of the issue, urging them to take steps to protect the maritime workforce and offering support where appropriate.

This has been alongside Government’s Job Retention Scheme and will continue when the replacement Job Support Scheme comes into effect next month.